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JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ BETWEEN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA ON RESUMPTION OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
2016/03/17

The People's Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of The Gambia,

Acting in conformity with the interests and desires of the two peoples,

Desirous of promoting and strengthening ties of friendly relations and cooperation between the two states for the mutual benefit of their peoples in accordance with the principles and purposes of the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and the norms of international law,

Have agreed and decided to resume diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level as of the date of the signing of this Joint Communiqué.

The People's Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of The Gambia have also agreed to exchange ambassadors and, in accordance with the provisions of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, provide necessary assistance for the establishment of embassies and the performance of their respective duties on a reciprocal basis.

The Government of the People's Republic of China supports the Government of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia in its efforts to safeguard national sovereignty and develop the economy.

The Government of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia recognizes that there is only one China in the world, and that the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. The Government of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia undertakes not to establish any official relations or engage in any official contacts with Taiwan. The Government of the People's Republic of China appreciates this position of the Government of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia.

In witness whereof, the undersigned representatives,duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Joint Communiqué in two originals, each in the Chinese and the English languages, both texts being equally authentic.

Done in Beijing,on March 17,2016.

Wang Yi      Neneh MacDouall Gaye

For the People's Republic of     For the Islamic Republic of

China                The Gambia

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