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The People's Republic of China and the Republic of Panama Establish Diplomatic Relations
2017/06/13

On June 13, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado of Panama in Beijing and signed the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Panama. The main contents are as follows:

The People's Republic of China and the Republic of Panama, in keeping with the interests and desire of the two peoples, have decided to recognize each other and establish diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level effective from the date of the signing of this communique.

The two governments agree to develop friendly relations between the two countries on the basis of the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality, mutual benefit and peaceful coexistence.

The Government of the Republic of Panama recognizes that there is but one China in the world, the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. The government of the Republic of Panama severs "diplomatic relations" with Taiwan as of this day and undertakes not to have any more official relations or official exchanges with Taiwan. The Government of the People's Republic of China appreciates this position of the Government of the Republic of Panama.

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