Honduras opened its first embassy in China on Sunday, two months after establishing diplomatic ties.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang and his Honduran counterpart Eduardo Enrique Reina attended the inauguration ceremony.
Qin said establishing China-Honduras diplomatic relations based on the one-China principle over two months ago realized the long-cherished wish of the two peoples and opened a new era of China-Honduras relations. He added that both sides have resolutely fulfilled their commitment to bringing bilateral ties to a fast track in the past two months.
The rapid development of China-Honduras relations proves that standing up for the one-China principle is the right thing to do, is overwhelmingly supported by the international community and represents the prevailing trend of the world, he said.
Noting that Honduran President Xiomara Castro’s ongoing visit to China is a milestone, he said the historic meeting between Chinese and Honduran leaders will chart the course for further growth of bilateral relations.
China is willing to work with Honduras to deepen cooperation in various fields based on mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit and common development and make the China-Honduras relationship a new shining example of friendly cooperation among countries with different national conditions and systems.
Reina said it is significant that the embassy’s opening ceremony is held during President Castro’s state visit to China.
He noted that the establishment of diplomatic ties opens a new era in Honduras’ relations with the world and opens the way for it to become a prosperous and great country.
He added that Honduras will firmly adhere to the one-China principle and believes China-Honduras ties will continue to strengthen to bear fruit for the benefit of both peoples.