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China’s Special Mideast Envoy Meets With Sudan Leader

Zhai Jun, China’s Special Envoy to the Middle East, meeting with Sudanese Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan in Khartoum.

Zhai Jun, China’s Special Envoy to the Middle East, met on Tuesday with the head of Sudan’s army and the leader of the October 25 military coup that plunged the country into crisis, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.

Zhai’s trip is part of a concerted Chinese diplomatic effort in East Africa and the Middle East. His colleague Xue Bing, China’s Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa, is also on a tour of the region, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with counterparts from several Islamic countries in Pakistan.

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