Posted: 20.05.2024 14:12:00

Borrell: EU will not recognise Taiwan despite economic relations with the island

The European Union is not going to recognise Taiwan, although it intends to develop economic and cultural relations with the island – as stated by the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, TASS reports


In an interview with the American Foreign Policy magazine, Mr. Borrell said, “We are not going to recognise the statehood of Taiwan. It is one single China." He added that the EU would have economic and cultural relations with Taiwan without recognising its statehood.

The EU official also stated the need to reduce tensions in the Taiwan area. He called on the international community to realise that it is impossible to resolve the situation around the island by military means.