2008-03-04 08:58:28 Xinhua English
BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China has always actively played a constructive role in promoting regional and world peace and stability, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
On the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, China continued active efforts to mediate and promote peace and negotiations and helped to promote all relevant parties to honor their commitments, move toward the same goal, and implement the second-phase action plan in a comprehensive, balanced manner.
China was the first country to clearly propose and promote the three-party (the Sudanese government, African Union and the United Nations) mechanism and the double-track (peacekeeping actions and political process moving forward together in balance) strategy, and also the first beyond Africa to send peacekeeping forces to the Darfur region.
China's role on the Darfur issue also won appreciation from relevant countries and various parties in the Darfur region, and its special representative on the Darfur issue Liu Guijin had visited the region many times.
As a friendly neighbor to Myanmar where there was turbulence, China stuck to the principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs, actively conducted communication and consultations with relevant parties and countries, actively supported the mediation efforts of the UN secretary-general and played a constructive role in realizing stability, democracy and development of the country.
The international community had seen more and more clearly that the settlement of hot-spot issues could not be achieved without Chinese efforts, said the Ministry.
Since the beginning of the new year, China had continued its efforts to promote a new type of strategic partnership between China and Africa and implement the consensus reached at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor once said that the Chinese people are true friends and Africa saw that China was unlike colonial countries but was more like a guest.
China is playing an increasingly important and constructive role in safeguarding world peace and promoting common development, the Foreign Ministry added.