Somalia backs China after increasing conflicts around Taiwan| MENAFN.COM

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 09:36 GMT

Somalia backs China after increasing conflicts around Taiwan


(MENAFN) Somalia on Saturday supported China on Beijing's increasing conflicts with Washington after a new trip to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

In a Foreign Ministry declaration, the Horn of Africa country expressed its support for China's control, political independence, regional integrity as well as national unity, in addition to devotion to UN and African Union resolutions.

The statement mentioned that "The government of Somalia declares 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 Taiwan an inalienable part of China's territory."

Somalia stated it has long-lasting ties with China, with collaboration among the two "friendly countries" in the political, financial, as well as development areas.

The declaration came hours after the Chinese Envoy to Somalia Fei Shengchao greeted the selection of the new ministers by Premier Hamza Abdi Barre.

The ambassador stated that he is looking to continue working with the chosen ministers.

Somalia's local and worldwide foreign policy has dealt with numerous changes recently by freshly re-elected Leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

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