Dr Tedros hold talks with Chinese Special Representative

Addis Ababa 2 January 2014 (WIC) - Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom here Thursday held talks with Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs Ambassador Zhong Jianhua on current situation in South Sudan.

After the discussion, the Special Representative told journalists that his government is willing to support efforts exerted by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Africa Union towards peaceful resolution of the current crisis in South Sudan. He said that China admired the role of Ethiopian government in keeping peace and security in East Africa.

The Representative expressed his government's belief that IGAD and AU play a key role in the negotiation between the two sides. The Foreign Minister during the occasion said the two parties should compromise their differences and work for the peaceful resolution of the crisis.

According to ENA, Dr Tedros expressed hope that the two parties will reach agreement on many issues, which he said will benefit the people of South Sudan, according to a high level official who attend the meeting.