China, Panama Forge Official Ties
June 13, Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo (left) pose with their documents after signing a joint communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations.
China and Panama announced the establishment of diplomatic relations, as the Central American country cut its “diplomatic ties” with Taiwan. According to the statement, the Panamanian government now admits that there is only one China, that the government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing China, and that Taiwan is an integral part of Chinese territory. “This is a historic moment, and the China-panama relationship has opened a new chapter,” Wang said. Both sides will make full use of their complementary advantages and conduct cooperation in various areas including trade, investment, maritime affairs, culture and education, as well as tourism.