China, Chad resume diplomatic ties
Updated: 2006-08-07 06:20
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and his Chadian counterpart Ahmad
Allam-mi signed a joint communique Sunday night to resume diplomatic ties
between the two countries.
Chinese Foreign Minister Li
Zhaoxing, right, and his Chadian counterpart Ahmad Allam-mi shake hands
after signing a joint communique to resume diplomatic ties between the two
countries in Beijing late Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006.
"The People's Republic of China and
the Republic of Chad, in accordance with the interests and aspiration of the
peoples of the two countries, agreed to resume diplomatic ties at the ambassador
level starting from August 6, 2006," the communique says.
The two countries have agreed to resend ambassadors to each other's countries
and provide convenience for the establishment and work of each other's embassies
on an equal footing, it says.
According to the communique, the Chinese government supports the efforts made
by the Chadian government to safeguard state sovereignty and develop economy.
"The Chadian government recognizes that there is only one China in the world
and the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate
government representing the whole China. Taiwan is an inalienable part of the
Chinese territory," it says.
The Chinese government expresses appreciation for the above stance the
Chadian government pursues, the communique says.
After the signing ceremony, Li and Ahmad Allam-mi had exchange of views on
bilateral ties and international and regional issues of common concern.
Chad is the 169th country that has diplomatic ties with China.
The two countries established formal diplomatic links in 1972 but China
severed diplomatic relations with Chad in 1997 when the country "resumed"
diplomatic ties with Taiwan.