China sanctions Lithuanian official after her visit to Taiwan

Beijing, SANA- China on Friday announced sanctions on Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania, Agne Vaiciukeviciute, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson in a statement.

“Vaiciukeviciute’s visit to China’s Taiwan region tramples on the One-China principle, seriously interferes in China’s internal affairs, and undermines China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”, Xinhua said citing the spokesperson.

The statement added “In response to the egregious and provocative act of Vaiciukeviciute, China decides to adopt sanctions on her, to suspend all forms of exchange with the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania, and to suspend exchange and cooperation with Lithuania in the field of international road transport”.

China repeatedly expressed its firm opposition to any attempt at distorting “one –China” principle, describing those tries as illegitimate and null, and reiterating that there is but one China ,with Taiwan is part of it, and that the Government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal Government of China.

ALI,Baraa

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