China and Nicaragua have resumed diplomatic relations in what Nicaragua’s Presidential Advisor Laureano Ortega Murillo called “a historic date.”
The Government of the Republic of Nicaragua announced it had broken diplomatic relations with Taiwan, ceasing to have any contact or official relationship, in a statement by Foreign Minister Denis Moncada before Nicaraguan diplomats and press, on Thursday and effective immediately. Kawsachun News attended the meeting virtually.
Foreign Minister Moncada stated: “The Government of the Republic of Nicaragua declares that it recognizes that in the world there is only one single China. The People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government that represents all of China and Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory.”
The announcement, which was made at 4:30pm Managua time, was followed by a working meeting in Tianjin, China between Presidential Advisor Ortega Murillo and Comrade Ma Zhaoxu, Vice Chancellor of the People’s Republic of China where ties were formally reestablished.
A declaration by Ortega Murillo, stated the position of the Sandinista government, led by President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo: “Nicaragua recognizes the One-China Principle and recognizes that the Government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government that represents all of China and Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory.”
This latest development comes just says after a meeting held by China-CELAC Forum in which 33 countries participated and agreed to adopt a China-CELAC Joint Action Plan for Cooperation.
Below are the official statements made by the Government of Nicaragua on this historic development.