|China Will Further Participate in the Peace-Keeping Mission in Darfur|
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Jianchao announces:
At the request of the United Nations and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, China decides to further participate in the UN/AU hybrid mission in Darfur.
The remaining troops of the Chinese peace-keeping engineer troops to Darfur are ready to start off. According to the UN's arrangement on the transportation of materials and equipment, China will deploy its follow-up troops in the region by mid-July. China also agrees to temporarily transfer some of its troops and facilities stationed in the UN mission in South Sudan to Dafur, helping the engineer troops in Darfur with construction of camps and roads. China is also ready to send well-diggers and relevant equipment to Darfur to solve the water shortage facing the hybrid forces.
As you know, China is highly concerned about the situation in Darfur. We stand for the duel-track strategy that promotes the deployment of peace-keeping mission and political negotiation in a balanced way in order to solve the Darfur issue politically. We would like to work with the international community and continue to make our contribution for the early realization of peace, stability and development in Darfur.