Domincan Rep. government announced late April 30, the Dominican Republic and China to establish diplomatic relations. The Dominican government's legal advisor, Flavio Dario Espinals, read a number of government announcements at a press conference in the presidential palace that night.
He said the decision "was taken after a long period of consideration and was made through extensive consultation with the political and business communities, based on the needs of the Dominican people and the outlook for the future".
The communique said that Dominica admits that there is only one China in the world and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory. The announcement said the establishment of diplomatic ties with China would bring a "very positive" effect to Dominica. China is now the world's second largest economy. For years, the Dominican industry has been calling for greater diplomatic and economic ties with China. Currently, China is the second largest source of imported goods for Dominica.
After the establishment of diplomatic ties, the two countries will have greater potential for economic and trade Development, and Dominica's foreign policy will enter a new era. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi signed the joint communiqué of the People's Republic of China and Domincan Rep. on the establishment of diplomatic relations with Dominican Foreign Minister Vargas in Beijing May 1 morning. Since the date of the communiqué, the People's Republic of China and Domincan Rep. have mutually recognized and established diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level.