Somali Foreign Minister warns Taiwan and Somaliland

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The Somali government reiterated its commitment to maintaining China’s independence and territorial integrity, as Taiwan, Somaliland, has established diplomatic relations with the Somaliland administration.

Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad, who attended the online forum at the China-Arab Cooperation Forum, said Somalia has a long-standing historical relationship, based on mutual respect and mutual benefit. two sides. “In its modern history, Somalia was one of the first East African countries to establish diplomatic relations with China. We will make sure that we respect the national unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, ”he said.

The minister also said that Somalia recognizes Taiwan as one of China.”We affirm that Taiwan is undeniably part of China’s territory, and we are committed protecting the principle of one China, denying Taiwan’s independence in whatever form it comes in and with a formal relationship.” with all sides, ”he said.

His remarks come as well, and yesterday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a press conference in Beijing yesterday, saying China strongly opposes the formation of formal institutions or any kind. and an official exchange between the Taiwan and Somaliland authorities. Zhao Lijian also commended the Somali government’s action against the Somaliland and Taiwan.

“We recognize and are convinced that the Somali government has reaffirmed the principle of Chinese unity and denounced Taiwan as disrupting Somalia’s independence, dignity, and nationalism. There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an indisputable part of China. “One principle of China is internationally recognized by international relations and consensus,” Zhao Lijian said.