Thursday, December 07, 2006

Macedonia sticks to one-China principle

Macedonia sticks to its one-China principle unswervingly and recognizes the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate government of all China, Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski said on Tuesday.

Crvenkovski, meeting the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Macedonia Dong Chunfeng, admitted that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, news reaching here from Skopje reported.

Crvenkovski expressed his satisfaction with the smooth development of the friendly relationship between Macedonia and China, hoping to deepen the cooperation between the two countries at various levels in all fields.

Dong, who presented his credentials to the Macedonian president, congratulated the president on the achievements that Macedonia has made in strengthening national solidarity, safeguarding social stability and developing national economy.

Dong highly evaluated the president's contribution to the steady development of the relations between the two countries, expressing his belief that, in a concerted effort, the friendly cooperation can be raised to a new level.

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