The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong says Sri Lanka and China must jointly protect sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence.
Issuing a signed article titled “From One-China Principle to ‘Yuan Wang 5’: Let’s Join Hands and Resolutely Safeguard Our Sovereignty, Independence and Territorial Integrity” today (26), Ambassador Zhenhong said the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and India’s objection towards the Chinese scientific research vessel “Yuan Wang 5” docking at the Hambantota Port are examples of attacks on the sovereignty of China and Sri Lanka.
He said China responded with firm countermeasures immediately following Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan while “Yuan Wang 5” was also successfully able to dock at the Hambantota Port for replenishment after receiving the latest approval from the Sri Lankan government.
He said China and Sri Lanka resisted ‘rude and unreasonable interference from third parties.
The Ambassador said over 170 countries around the world have all expressed their firm support for the One-China Principle and strong objection against United States’ provocation.
Ambassador Zhenhong said he is grateful to see President Ranil Wickremesinghe, many Sri Lanka’s political parties and social groups having openly spoken up for justice in support of China.
The Ambassador of China said upholding the One-China Principle is not only about safeguarding China’s core interests, but also safeguarding the United Nations Charter and the basic norms of international relations.
He said, if China and the international society had not resisted such extremely irresponsible and irrational acts by the US, the general principle of Non-Interference, National Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity in international relations would have just become a mere scrap of paper.