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Somalia declares ‘solidarity’ with China’s stance on Taiwan

The government of the federal republic of Somalia reiterates its resolute support for China’s sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and national unity, and calls for adherence to relevant United Nations and African Union resolutions.

The statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said:

The federal government of Somalia declares its full solidarity with the People’s Republic of China in defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity, while affirming its firm position to respect the one-china policy, considering Taiwan an inalienable part of China’s territory.

Somalia has long-standing relations with China, where cooperation between the two friendly countries is distinguished in the political, economic and development fields of common benefit, in addition to the joint coordination of positions in regional and international forums.

In February, the government of Taiwan established diplomatic relations with the separatist administration of Somaliland (Northwest Somalia), which greatly angered the Federal Government of Somalia.

Diplomatic relations between Somalia and China have strengthened over the years, and there are trade agreements, such as fishing, between the two countries.

Beijing donated military vehicles to the Somali federal government, 18 March 2022.

China is also one of the countries that donated military vehicles to the Federal Forces of Somalia.