Islamabad: Pakistan has made it clear that it firmly believes in ‘One China’ policy.
In response to media queries on so-called Taiwan’s elections, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, delivered a strong statement underscoring Pakistan’s consistent stance on the One China Policy.
She emphasized that Taiwan is an integral and inseparable part of the People’s Republic of China. She stressed Pakistan’s “commitment to the One China Policy,” urging for the non-interference of nations in each other’s domestic affairs—a position aligned with the foundational principles of the UN Charter.
The One-China principle has a historical background, emphasizing that Taiwan has been an integral part of China since ancient times. The principle’s foundation is rooted in events dating back to 230 AD, and subsequent imperial governance, including Taiwan’s designation as the 20th province of China in 1885. The narrative continued through post-WWII developments, asserting that Taiwan’s return to China in 1945 is an integral part of the global order established after the war.
Highlighting the international consensus on the One-China principle, it is outlined that 181 countries, including numerous European nations, have established diplomatic relations with China based on this principle.
The pivotal UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 of 1971 solidified China’s singular representation, unequivocally rejecting the idea of “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan.”
The UN reaffirmation of commitment to this resolution underscores the enduring consensus among the global community.
Last October, during a high-level meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Third Belt and Road Forum, Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar had reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering trust in its bilateral partnership with China.
He expressed full support for the One China policy, not merely through words but also through concrete actions.
The leaders engaged in discussions covering a range of bilateral and regional matters, highlighting the enduring strength of the strategic partnership between Pakistan and China.