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Don't interfere in El Salvador's foreign policy: China to US

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urged the US on Friday not to interfere in the foreign policy of El Salvador, following an announcement that was going to review its diplomatic ties with the country over its choice of allies.

had announced that would revise its policy on after it broke diplomatic ties with in favour of

"Only the Salvadorians know which decision is correct and serves their interest, we hope the relevant countries can respect the right sovereign states to develop international relations instead of interfere in their internal affairs," said on Friday.

had established diplomatic relations with after recognizing the One China principle, Lu was quoted as saying by news.

"It corresponds with the trend of times and history, complies with international law and serves the fundamental interests of the two countries," Lu said, adding that China considered an important economic ally.

Lu also referred to Republican Senator Cory Gardner's appeal that the US should prepare a legislation to help maintain its allies and said that "some American politicians have made some noises upon the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and El Salvador".

is the fifth diplomatic ally that has lost since the pro-independence Tsai Ying-wen came to power in 2016.

China was able to persuade El Salvador, Panama, Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso, to abandon diplomatic ties with in favour of

Taiwan is now left with 17 diplomatic allies in the world, of which nine are in and the



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First Published: Fri, August 24 2018. 18:18 IST