On January 8, 2019, Ambassador He Xiangdong met with Hon. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan. They exchanged views on China-South Sudan cooperation in petroleum sector.
Minister Lol briefed Amb. He the oil production plan of South Sudan in 2019 and the current situation of its oil production. Minister Lol said that petroleum industry is the economic life line of South Sudan and CNPC and other international partners are the most important players in the petroleum sector. He appreciated the contribution made by CNPC and other Chinese companies in petroleum sector of South Sudan.
Ambassador He said that cooperation in petroleum sector is an important part of China-South Sudan pragmatic cooperation. China is willing to work with South Sudan to strengthen cooperation in petroleum sector to promote economic and social development of South Sudan. The ambassador urges the South Sudanese side to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of all oil company staff in the country.