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China and Gambia Resume Diplomatic Relations
2016/03/17

On March 17, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi signed a "Joint Communiqué Between the People's Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Gambia on Resumption of Diplomatic Relations" in Beijing with Foreign Minister Neneh MacDouall-Gaye of Gambia, and the two countries resumed diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level as of the date of the signing of the Joint Communiqué.

The Communiqué says that acting in conformity with the interests and desires of the two peoples and based on the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and the norms of international law, and to promote and strengthen bilateral friendly cooperative relations for the benefit of their peoples, both governments agreed and decided to resume diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level as of the date of the signing of this Joint Communiqué. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Gambia acknowledges 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 China and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory.

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