Tensions in Taiwan Rise, Somalia Gives Support to China

Tensions in Taiwan Rise, Somalia Gives Support to China
Somalia Gives Support to China

Mogadishu - Somalia back China amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan.

In a Foreign Ministry statement, the Horn of Africa nation voiced support for China's sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and national unity, and adherence to UN and African Union resolutions.

quoted from Anadolu, the Government of Somalia expressed its full solidarity with the People's Republic of China in defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity while affirming its firm position to respect the one China policy, considering that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory.

Somalia says it has long-standing relations with China, with cooperation between the two "friendly countries" in the fields of politics, economy and development.

The remarks came hours after Chinese Ambassador to Somalia Fei Shengchao welcomed the appointment of a new minister by Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre.

The Beijing envoy said he hoped to continue work with the appointed ministers. Somalia's regional and global foreign policy has undergone various changes recently by the newly re-elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

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