The US confirmed on Monday that it will continue to deepen its ties with Taiwan. After Honduras decided to break with the island and establish diplomatic relations with the Chinese regime.
At a press conference, State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Vedant PatelIt again warned Honduras that Beijing has made too many promises to Latin American countries and then failed to keep them.
“Regardless of this decision, the United States will continue to deepen its relationship with Taiwan, consistent with our ‘One China’ policy,” a US spokesman said.
Patel declined to comment on the government’s action Xiomara Castro Because it is a “sovereign decision” applicable to each country.
However, he noted, “China often makes promises in exchange for diplomatic recognition that it ultimately fails to deliver, and there are many recent examples of this in Latin America and the rest of the world.”
The spokesperson gave an example Loans issued by the Chinese regime and that create “extremely bad loans” for countriesor infrastructure projects completed without promised “job creation”.
Instead, he believed Taiwan was “a democratic and reliable partner” and said ties with the island “provide great benefits” in favor of citizens.
Taiwan has given Taiwan 30 days to close its embassy in Tegucigalpa after a rift in diplomatic ties it has maintained since 1941, Honduras’ deputy foreign minister said Monday. Tony Garcia.
The Honduran government made the decision after Taiwan rejected a request for $2,000 million to restructure its foreign debt and build a hospital.
Honduras and Taiwan maintained a relationship of military, educational, and economic cooperation, and the island funded technical and agricultural assistance programs and hosted hundreds of Honduran scholars at its universities.
Before taking office as president of Honduras on January 27, 2022, Xiomara Castro had said that opening relations with China was not on her agenda.
The severing of ties with Taiwan by Honduras reduces the number of countries with which Taipei has official diplomatic ties to 13, making the Central American nation the ninth country and the fifth Latin American country. Xi Jinping regime.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Beijing in 1979 under the “One China” principle, but maintains close unofficial ties with Taiwan, often leading to tensions with the Chinese government.
The Honduran government’s decision to move on from its relationship with Taiwan was received in order to begin full rapprochement with China. A further example of the growing influence of the Asian giant in Latin America, Against the backdrop of rising tensions between China and the US.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement “deeply dissatisfied” The breakdown of a relationship that lasted more than 80 years and emphasized Honduras “Be careful about the risks of China’s promises in granting diplomatic relations.”
(with information from EFE)