Uganda: We will continue to adhere to the one-China principle

2022-08-07 19:07:50
Uganda: We will continue to adhere to the one-China principle

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region has a negative impact on China-U.S. relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, a Ugandan official has said, reiterating the country's firm adherence to the one-China principle.

"As far as Uganda is concerned, our position has been very clear," said Okello Oryem, Uganda's minister of state in charge of international affairs, noting that Uganda will continue to adhere to the one-China principle, the core of diplomatic relations between Uganda and China.

The West including the United States must stop its interference in China's internal affairs, he said, expressing support for the countermeasures China has taken to safeguard its national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

In other related news, China is wrapping up its largest-ever military drills around Taiwan which began on Thursday following a visit to Taipei by the US house speaker.

Some 10 warships each from China and Taiwan sailed at close quarters in the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, with some Chinese vessels crossing the median line, an unofficial buffer separating the two sides, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Taiwan’s defense ministry confirmed that China has also dispatched "planes, vessels and drones" around the Taiwan Strait.

The 4-day drills were held in response to Nancy Pelosi’s highly controversial visit to Taiwan on Wednesday.

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