China-el Salvador Diplomatic Ties
August 21, Beijing: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and El Salvador’s Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda sign a joint communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
China and El Salvador established diplomatic relations the same day after the Central American country severed its “diplomatic ties” with Taiwan. Wang declared that China has added a new friend in Latin America and the Caribbean region as well as a partner in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative and building a community with a shared future for mankind. China is willing to join hands with El Salvador to achieve joint development, expand China-latin America cooperation and contribute to the collective rejuvenation of developing countries.
So far, 178 countries have established diplomatic ties with China, according to Wang.