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Statement by Chinese Delegate Mr. Sun Xiaobo at the Security Council during the Report of the International Criminal Court Prosecutor on the Sudan


Mr. President,

I would like to thank Prosecutor Bensouda for her briefing.

The problems in Darfur are complex and closely intertwined, involving the political process, economic development, humanitarian assistance and the pursuit of justice, with the political process being the most critical. Justice, important as it is, can be secured only when durable peace and stability are achieved in Darfur by political means.

The top priority for the political process is therefore for all sides to fully implement the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur so that the parties concerned can achieve a ceasefire and sign a peace agreement based on the Document, and any action by the international community, especially the Security Council, should be aimed at achieving that goal.

China’s position with regard to the involvement of the International Criminal Court in Darfur remains unchanged. We hope that the Council will value and heed the views of regional organizations, including the African Union and the League of Arab States.

Thank you, Mr. President.

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