Somalia on Saturday backed China on Beijing’s rising tensions with Washington after a latest go to to Taiwan by US Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
In a International Ministry assertion, the Horn of Africa nation voiced help for China’s sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and nationwide unity, and adherence to UN and African Union resolutions.
“The federal government of Somalia declares its full solidarity with the Folks’s Republic of China in defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity whereas affirming its agency place to respect the one-China coverage, contemplating Taiwan an inalienable a part of China’s territory,” stated the assertion.
Somalia stated it has long-standing relations with China, with cooperation between the 2 “pleasant international locations” within the political, financial, and growth sectors.
The assertion got here hours after the Chinese language Ambassador to Somalia Fei Shengchao welcomed the appointment of the brand new ministers by Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre.
The envoy stated he seems to be ahead to persevering with work with the appointed ministers.
Somalia’s regional and international international coverage has undergone numerous modifications not too long ago by newly re-elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.