China and Nauru have formally agreed to resume diplomatic relations after the tiny Pacific island severed ties with Taiwan last week.
A signing ceremony to seal the renewal of relations took place in Beijing on Wednesday. Nauru deepened Taipei’s diplomatic isolation by breaking ties on January 14 following Taiwanese elections that angered China.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Nauru counterpart Lionel Aingimea raised glasses after signing a document formalising the rapprochement.
Aingimea said Nauru was looking forward to a new chapter of the relationship of Nauru and China, which would be built on strength, built on development strategy.