Ships carrying thousands of tonnes of rice set off from Huangpu Port in Shanghai, east China, April 12, for Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan to help these countries cope with their food security crisis. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)
JUBA, July 8 (Xinhua) -- China and South Sudan have signed three exchange letters as part of efforts to shore up implementation of the revitalized peace agreement in the African country.
Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, signed the agreements with undersecretary of South Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Baak V.A. Wol, on Friday evening.
Under the agreements, China agrees to provide in-kind support to the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) for South Sudanese parties concerned to implement the peace deal.
"The main content of the support includes 3,000 metric tons of rice, 2,800 tents (36 square meters by size), 80,000 blankets, and a batch of drugs," Hua said in a statement issued in Juba.
He said the Chinese embassy will continue to work with all the security mechanisms to ensure the effective use and sound management of these in-kind contributions from China.
"China will continue to play a constructive role for this purpose and provide necessary assistance as its capacity allows. The Chinese government and people, in all sincerity, hope that all South Sudanese parties concerned could prioritize the interests of the country and the people," Hua said.
He said Beijing will continue to support the peace monitoring body and ceasefire monitoring group to carry out monitoring and verification tasks for the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.
"China supports South Sudan's efforts in maintaining national peace, stability and promoting economic development as always," the envoy added.