Managua, 1 January 2022 (TDI): A new chapter of China-Nicaragua relations was unveiled with the establishment of the Chinese Embassy in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. This recent development materialized after the two countries resumed diplomatic relations on December 10, last year. 

On December 10, 2021, the Central American country restored diplomatic ties with China after cutting off diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Nicaragua adheres to the Onc China principle, now.

Nicaraguan Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada whilst speaking at a ceremony to mark the reopening of the Embassy stated that “You are welcome in our Nicaragua with the certainty that both countries have ahead of us a future of successes and victories in our brotherly relations.”

Resumption of Diplomatic Relations between China and Nicaragua

Earlier, the two countries signed a Joint Communique on the resumption of diplomatic relations. Nicaragua terminated diplomatic relations with Taiwan paving the way for the resumption of ties with China.

The Nicaraguan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement that there is only one China; the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan is part of China.

Under the Joint Communique, the two countries will expand bilateral ties based on mutual respect for sovereignty as well as territorial integrity. In addition, the two countries will practice the policy of non-interference in internal affairs.

In a virtual meeting with his Nicaraguan counterpart on Friday, the State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi underscored that China welcomes and appreciates the decision of Nicaragua.

Nicaragua is the largest Central American country with an agricultural economy. The country has unique as it was the only country in the Latin American region to be colonized by both the Spanish and the British. It is contiguous with  Honduras to the north, Costa Rica to the south, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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