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Honduras says plans to open diplomatic relations with China

2023-03-15 09:33:52       source:The Aljazeera

March 14, 2023

Honduras President Xiomara Castro has said she wants her country to open official diplomatic ties with China, in a move that would end its official relationship with the self-ruled island of Taiwan.

Castro, who said during her election campaign in 2021 that she would switch ties to Beijing before later backtracking, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night that she had instructed her foreign minister to begin the process of recognising the People’s Republic of China.

The move was “a sign of my determination to comply with the Government Plan and expand borders freely,” she wrote.

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