China Vanuatu Communique Establishing Diplomatic Relations

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Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diolomatic Relations Between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Vanuatu

The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu have decided to establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level and to exchange ambassadors.

The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu recognizes that the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government of China, and supports the efforts of the Government and people of the People's Republic of China to safeguard their national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Government of the People's Republic of China supports the Government and people of the Republic of Vanuatu in their efforts to safeguard national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to develop national economy.

The two Governments agree to develop relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries on the basis of the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, and equality and mutual benefit.

The two Governments have agreed to mutually provide, after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, all necessary assistance for the performance of the functions of diplomatic representatives in accordance with international practice.


Shen Zhiwei Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, People's Republic of China

Walter Hayde Lini, CBE Prime Mimister,Government of the Republic of Vanuatu

Port Vila, March 26th, 1982


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