Honduras has officially opened its embassy in China on Sunday, June 11, 2023, after breaking off its diplomatic relations with Taiwan in March.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the foreign ministers of both countries, Qin Gang of China and Enrique Reina of Honduras. The new embassy is a symbol of the deepening friendship and cooperation between China and Honduras, which have different sizes and systems but share common interests and goals.
Honduras is the latest country to recognize the “one China” principle and sever ties with Taiwan, which China considers a renegade province. The establishment of formal relations with China has brought new opportunities and benefits for Honduras, especially in the areas of trade, investment, infrastructure and development.
Honduras President Xiomara Castro, who is on a six-day visit to China, has expressed her gratitude and admiration for China’s achievements and support. She has also visited the headquarters of the New Development Bank in Shanghai, a multilateral institution founded by the BRICS countries, and requested to join as a member.
In addition, she has toured a research center of Huawei, a leading Chinese technology company, and praised its innovation and social responsibility. The opening of the embassy marks a new chapter in the history of China-Honduras relations, which are based on mutual respect, equality and win-win cooperation.
The two countries have vowed to work together to promote peace, stability and development in the region and the world.