CHINA China, Kiribati formally restore diplomatic ties


China, Kiribati formally restore diplomatic ties

By Li Xiaohong, Yang Jun, Li Liang | People's Daily app

01:14, September 28, 2019

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New York (People’s Daily) - China formally resumes bilateral ties with Kiribati on Saturday after the Pacific island state severed “diplomatic ties” with the island of Taiwan on September 20.

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Kiribati's President Taneti Mamau on Friday signed a document to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Wang and Mamau, also Kiribati's foreign minister, signed the document at the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Both the Chinese and Kiribati governments agree to develop friendly relationship on the basis of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistence.

Kiribati government acknowledges one-China principle, and the island of Taiwan is an inseparable part of China. Kiribati government will immediately cut "diplomatic ties" with Taiwan.

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(With input from Xinhua.)

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