BEIJING, China, August 9, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Q: It is reported that Sudan and South Sudan have reached an agreement to share oil interests. How does China comment?
A: We have noted relevant reports and welcome the oil agreement reached between Sudan and South Sudan. China applauds the practical, flexible and responsible attitude shown by the two sides during the negotiations as well as the active efforts of the African Union. We hope South Sudan can restore normal production and transportation of oil as soon as possible, and concretely protect the interests of its cooperation partners concerned. China calls on the two countries to demonstrate greater political courage, actively cooperate with the mediation efforts of the international community, maintain the currently sound atmosphere and momentum of negotiation and properly solve their outstanding issues at an early date.