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China reopens embassy in Nicaragua after Managua withdraws Taiwan’s approval

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The move came after the Nicaraguan government cut off relations with Taiwan on December 9, and last week stated that the Taiwanese embassy and diplomatic office belonged to China.

Nicaragua previously changed its approval to China in 1985, but President Bioreta Chamorro reverted it five years later. (Reuters)

China reopened its embassy in Nicaragua a few weeks after the Central American country switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to Beijing.

Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister Denis Moncada said at a ceremony commemorating the reopening of the embassy on Friday, “Welcome to Nicaragua … that the two countries have a future of success and victory in our brotherhood. I’m sure. ” , Said.

Nicaragua’s policy shift was a political victory for China, which claimed Taiwan as part of its territory and increased pressure to isolate the autonomous islands on the international stage.

The announcement three weeks ago left Taiwan with only 14 diplomatic allies, despite Taipei strengthening relations with several informal western friends, including the United States.

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Persuasion of China

For decades, China has encouraged Taiwan’s declining diplomatic allies to replace the other three Latin American countries, including Panama, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic.

Relations with China will be restored as the United States and the European Union tighten sanctions on Nicaragua. Ortega won his fourth term in November in an election in which his main rival was in prison.

The new Chinese embassy is under the orders of Yub, which was launched at a ceremony with other officials, including Moncada and Laureano Ortega, the son and adviser of President Daniel Ortega.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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