On February 27, 2012, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held talks with his visiting Sudanese counterpart Ali Ahmed Karti in Beijing. Both sides exchanged views on bilateral relations, as well as on international and regional issues of common concern.
China and Sudan have enjoyed a long-standing friendship and fruitful cooperation in all fields, said Yang. He said China is willing to make concerted efforts with Sudan to advance bilateral friendly and cooperative relations. Karti said Sudan values the traditional friendship with China and is ready to work with China to push friendly cooperation to a new high.