Xinhua news agency of Panama City on April 30 (reporter Su Jin) reported Santo Domingo news: the government of Dominica, the government of the Republic of Dominica announced in the evening of April 30th, Dominica and China to establish diplomatic relations.
Flavio Dario Espinar, the legal adviser of the Dominica government, read many government notices at the press conference held at the presidential palace that evening. He said the decision was "made after a long period of consideration and after extensive consultations with the government and businessmen, based on the needs of the people of Dominica and the outlook for the future."
The announcement said that Dominica recognizes that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory.
The announcement said that the establishment of diplomatic relations with China would bring "very positive" influence to Dominica. China is the second largest economy in the world. Over the years, Dominica's industry has been calling for closer relations with China in foreign affairs and trade. At present, China is already the second largest source country of imported goods in Dominica. After the establishment of diplomatic relations, the economic and trade development potential of the two countries will be greater, and Dominica's foreign policy will also enter a new era.
State Councilor and Minister of foreign affairs Wang Yi signed the joint communiqu for the establishment of diplomatic relations between People's Republic of China and the Republic of Dominica on the morning of May 1st in Beijing and Vargas, the foreign minister of Dominica, in the morning of Beijing. Since the communiqu's signing, the Republic of People's Republic of China and Dominica have recognized and established diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level.