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Fiji reiterates its commitment to one-China policy

Updated: 05 07 , 2013 19:39

The Fiji government reiterated on Tuesday its commitment to the one-China policy.

Fiji reiterated the commitment at the Joint Press Communique issued by the Chinese and Fiji governments in Nadi Tuesday.

Fiji recognizes the government of the People's Republic of China as the only legal government representing the whole China and Taiwan as an inalienable part of China, the communique says.

The Fiji side is opposed to any attempt to create "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan," to "Taiwan independence" and to Taiwan' s participation in international and regional organizations that are only open to sovereign states, the communique says.

The only relations Fiji will maintain with Taiwan are "unofficial economic and commercial ties", it says.

"The Fiji side reiterated Fiji's commitment to developing the closest degree of friendship and cooperation with the People's Republic of China", the document says.

It reaffirms its adherence to respect for national sovereignty, non-interference in internal domestic affairs, peaceful resolution of disputes, and mutual assistance and support in economic and social development, as the guiding principles in Fiji-China relations, the document says.

The joint press communique was issued amidst Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's official visit to Fiji on Tuesday.

Wen will also attend the opening ceremony of the first ministerial meeting of the China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum, scheduled to be held in Nadi from April 5 to 6. 

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