Nicaragua sever ties with Taiwan: “There is only one China in the world”

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Daniel Ortega was elected for a fifth term in the controversial elections in November, while his main opponents were in prison.

“There is only one China in the world,” Nicaragua’s foreign minister told a news conference on Thursday.

In a statement read by Minister Denis Moncota, the government of Daniel Ortega announced the decision to sever its long-standing diplomatic relations with Taiwan to ensure its loyalty to Beijing.

“The only legitimate government that represents the whole of China is the People’s Republic of China, and Taiwan is an inseparable part of the whole of China,” the letter said.

Nicaragua “is severing diplomatic relations with Taiwan as of today and suspending any contact or official relationship,” he added.

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