(ECNS) -- China officially inaugurated its embassy in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras on Monday, following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on March 26.
Yu Bo, charge d'affaires of the Chinese embassy in Honduras, and Honduran Foreign Minister Eduardo Enrique Reina jointly unveiled the plaque for the embassy.
Yu pointed out in his speech at the inauguration ceremony that Honduras seized the historic opportunity to make the important decision to recognize the one-China principle and became the 182nd country to establish diplomatic relations with China, which is highly appreciated by China.
"The one-China principle is a universal consensus of the international community and a widely recognized norm of international relations," he said.
Less than three months after the establishment of diplomatic relations, the two sides quickly connected exchanges and cooperation in various fields, constantly gathering consensus and strength to promote the development of bilateral relations, Yu noted.
The Embassy of China in Honduras will do its best to fulfill the responsibility of being the window that opens relations between the two countries, the bridge that deepens bilateral cooperation and the link that connects the two peoples, he said.
Reina congratulated the inauguration and emphasized that the decision to establish diplomatic relations with China was an independent choice made by Honduras.
He said that Honduras will firmly adhere to the one-China principle and hopes to jointly promote trade cooperation with China to improve Honduran infrastructure, contribute to the well-being of the Honduran people and foster social prosperity.