China urged the US on Friday not to interfere in the foreign policy of El Salvador, following an announcement that Washington was going to review its diplomatic ties with the country over its choice of allies.
"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," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Friday.
"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 Latin America an important economic ally.
Lu also referred to Republican Senator Cory Gardner's appeal that the US should prepare a legislation to help Taiwan maintain its allies and said that "some American politicians have made some noises upon the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and El Salvador".
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