China recognizes Montenegro independence Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Chinese government has decided to recognize the independence of the Republic of Montenegro as of Wednesday.

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing made the remarks in a reply letter on Wednesday to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Montenegro Miodrag Vlahovic.

China is ready to build the friendly and cooperative relations with Montenegro on the basis of the five principles of peaceful coexistence, Li noted.

Montenegro realized its independence through a referendum held on May 24.

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Editor: Yang Lei
Source: Xinhua