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Vol 3 (AAC) No 9

Published 1st July 2010


Sudan

Balancing act

When asked about the 12 July reinstatement by the International Criminal Court of genocide charges against Sudanese President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang did not mention the ICC warrant but said that 'positive progress is being made in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Darfur issue is improving.' Rather than persist with the argument that the arrest warrants are a threat to peace in Sudan, the Foreign Ministry said, 'We hope that relevant institutions...play a constructive role in realising lasting peace and stability in Sudan and the region.'

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