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Joint Statement between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Nauru (full text)


At the invitation of President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China, President David Ardion of the Republic of Nauru will pay a state visit to China from March 24 to 29, 2024. This is the first visit by the President of Nauru to China since the resumption of diplomatic relations between China and Nauru on January 24, 2024. During the visit, President Xi Jinping held talks with President Adion, exchanged in-depth views on the development of China-Nauia relations as well as international and regional issues of common concern, and reached important consensus. Li Qiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, and Zhao Leji, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, met with President Adiang respectively.


  1. Both sides agreed that the restoration of diplomatic relations between China and Nauru on the basis of the one-China principle conforms to the general trend of history and the trend of the times, and is in the fundamental interests of both countries and their peoples. Standing at a new historical starting point, both sides agreed to strengthen political mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation, and to be good friends and partners who respect each other and develop together.


  2. Naufang spoke highly of China's major development achievements in the new era under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, and believed that Chinese-style modernization provides new path choices and practical plans for independent development of developing countries. Naufa welcomes and supports the concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind proposed by President Xi Jinping, as well as the global development initiative, global security initiative and global civilization initiative.


  3. Both sides agree that all countries, big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor, are equal. China firmly supports Nauru in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, and supports Nauru in independently choosing a development path that suits its national conditions. Naufang reiterated its firm adherence to the one-China principle and recognized that there is only one China in the world, that the government of the People's Republic of China is the only legal government representing the whole of China, and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory; it firmly opposes any form of "Taiwan independence" and opposes external forces interfere in China's internal affairs and firmly support all efforts made by the Chinese government to achieve national reunification. Naufang believes that issues related to Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Tibet are China's internal affairs, and reiterates the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other sovereign countries.


  4. The two sides will strengthen high-level and all-level exchanges, expand exchanges and cooperation between government departments and legislative bodies, enhance mutual understanding, and deepen mutual learning of experience in state governance.


  5. China welcomes Nauru’s participation in high-quality joint construction of the “Belt and Road” and is willing to strengthen the integration of the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative with Nauru’s development strategy, and expand trade and investment, infrastructure construction, agriculture and fishery, mineral scientific development, environmental protection, etc. Pragmatic cooperation in the field to provide Nauru with the best possible assistance to achieve independent and sustainable development. China welcomes and supports Nau's early joining of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Both sides agreed to expand exchanges and cooperation in the fields of culture, education, health, sports, tourism, youth, media, human resources and other fields, and adopt policies and measures to promote personnel exchanges between the two sides.


  6. Both sides agreed to carry forward the common values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom for all mankind, strengthen communication and coordination in international and regional affairs, and safeguard the international system with the United Nations at its core and the international order based on international law. , the basic norms of international relations based on the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, safeguard the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization as its core, adhere to true multilateralism, oppose hegemonism and power politics, oppose interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and promote equal and orderly A multi-polar world and economic globalization that benefits all.


  7. Both sides agreed that climate change is a global challenge that requires all countries to work together to respond within the framework of multilateralism and in accordance with the principles of fairness, common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, and will jointly promote the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its The Paris Agreement is fully and effectively implemented.


  8. The two sides are committed to working with all parties to promote peace, development and stability in the Pacific island countries, firmly safeguard the international nuclear non-proliferation system with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as the cornerstone and the South Pacific Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, and call on relevant countries to Fulfill international obligations and prudently handle issues such as the discharge of nuclear contaminated water into the sea and nuclear submarine cooperation.


  9. China reiterates its active support for Pacific island countries in implementing the Blue Pacific 2050 Strategy. The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation within the framework of multilateral mechanisms such as the China-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers' Meeting and the China-Pacific Islands Economic Development Cooperation Forum, as well as multilateral cooperation platforms such as emergency supplies, climate change response, poverty reduction and development, disaster prevention and reduction, Juncao, and agriculture. , and work together to build a closer community with a shared future between China and Pacific island countries.


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