Q: It is reported that President Salva Kiir of South Sudan signed an agreement in Juba on August 26 to resolve the conflict in South Sudan. What is China's comment on that?
A: The Chinese side welcomes the agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan officially signed by warring parties in South Sudan. This represents a major step forward toward peace in South Sudan. The Chinese side commends efforts made by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa and all relevant parties of the international community. It is hoped that conflicting parties in South Sudan could take concrete actions to implement the agreement, improve the humanitarian situation there, kick start the process of reconstruction, and restore peace and stability. The Chinese side will stay in communication and coordination with all relevant parties to play a constructive role in advancing the peace process in South Sudan.