Nicaragua Dumps Taiwan, Establishes Relations with People’s Republic of China
Dec. 9, 2021 (EIRNS)—Flash: “The government of the Republic of Nicaragua today is breaking diplomatic relations with Taiwan and ceasing to have any contact or official relationship,” the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry announced in a statement reported tonight. “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 Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Dec. 10 at 09:54 a.m. Beijing time, which is 14 hours ahead of the Managua time (07:54 p.m. Dec. 9), stating in part: “On 10 December 2021, China and Nicaragua signed the Joint Communiqué on the Resumption of Diplomatic Relations Between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Nicaragua. The two governments have decided to recognize each other and resume diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level....
“Nicaragua is an important country in Central America. The government of Nicaragua recognizes and commits to abide by the one-China principle, severs the so-called ‘diplomatic relations’ with Taiwan.
“On the basis of the five principles of peaceful coexistence, China stands ready to work with Nicaragua on enhancing friendly cooperation in various fields to the benefit of our two countries and peoples.”