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China supports IGAD’s mediation efforts on South Sudan

Updated: Jan 12,2015 8:01 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China supports the mediation efforts of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) on the South Sudan issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Jan 12.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a consultation with the IGAD and conflicting parties of South Sudan on Jan 12 in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, spokesman Hong Lei said.

The conflicts in South Sudan have an adverse impact on both the people there and regional peace and stability, Hong said. China encourages the conflicting parties of South Sudan to resolve differences through dialogue and negotiation, he said.

Hong said the consultation aims to discuss how to support the IGAD in promoting reconciliation and realizing peace and stability in South Sudan at an early date.