The Maldives government has reaffirmed its support for China’s policy of maintaining that there is only one sovereign state known as China, and that Taiwan is a part of it, as opposed to the notion that there are two nations.
The Maldives expressed support for the “One-China” policy during a meeting on Wednesday between Chinese Ambassador Wang Lixin and Vice President Faisal Naseem.
“The Vice President assured the Ambassador of the Maldives’ commitment to upholding the One-China Principle,” said the President’s Office in a brief statement.
According to the President’s Office, Vice President Naseem emphasized the two countries’ long-standing cordial relations, noting that the Maldives values Chinese aid and collaboration, particularly those offered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for assisting the Maldives in joining the G20’s Debt Service Suspension Initiative, adding that it was crucial in restarting the economy.
The President’s Office further stated that the vice president and the Chinese ambassador discussed measures to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations. The Chinese ambassador remarked that 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of bilateral ties between the two countries, shedding light on the two countries’ good relations throughout the years.
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