Yaren, 30 January 2024 (TDI): On Monday evening, the Chinese embassy in Nauru was officially reopened in a ceremony held at a hotel in the southeast of the Pacific island nation.
The plaque of the embassy was unveiled by Nauru’s Foreign Minister Lionel Aingimea and Luo Zhaohui, the head of China’s International Development Cooperation Agency, who attended the event as a representative of the Chinese government.
In his speech, Aingimea expressed his welcome for developing relations with China and said, “Nauru looks forward to what we can do together.”
China and Nauru Pledge to Enhance Mutual Trust and Cooperation
Wang Xuguang, the leader of the Chinese diplomatic team responsible for re-establishing the embassy in Nauru, said in his speech that the recognition of the one-China principle is the political foundation for the restoration and development of the bilateral relations between the two countries.
He said, “From this new beginning, the two countries will continue to enhance political mutual trust, support each other in independently pursuing a development path suited to their national conditions.
Moreover, they will accommodate each other’s core interests and major concerns, support and cooperate closely with each other in international and regional affairs, and push bilateral relations to a new height.”
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Additionally, the ceremony was also attended by Marcus Stephen, the speaker of the Nauru parliament, and other members of Nauru’s government and parliament, as well as representatives of a Chinese company and the local Chinese community.
Chinese flag raise in Nauru for first time in 19 Years
On Monday morning, a Chinese national flag-raising ceremony was held in Nauru by the Chinese diplomatic team, marking the first time in nearly 19 years that the five-star red flag has been raised in the island country.
Furthermore, China and Nauru signed a joint communique in Beijing on Jan. 24, announcing the resumption of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level.