ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China will deepen its friendly cooperation with Sudan and support its efforts of maintaining national stability and developing economy, top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin said here on Saturday, when meeting with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
"China and Sudan boast a traditional friendship and they have always trusted and understood each other despite changing international landscape and situations of both countries," said Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
"China appreciates Sudan's consistent support for China on issues of China's core interests and major concerns, and will in turn support its efforts of maintaining national stability and developing economy," he added.
Bashir said the solid friendship and fruitful results in economic cooperation between China and Sudan sets an example for South-South cooperation.
"Chinese enterprises are welcomed to invest in Sudan, and they will be protected by concrete measures," he added.
Both Jia and Bashir arrived here to attend the 18th African Union summit which will be held from Jan. 29 to 30.