Honduran President Xiomara Castro will pay a state visit to China from June 9 to 14, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.
The Honduran president also announced her upcoming China trip in a Twitter post, saying "The refounding of Honduras demands new political, scientific, technical, commercial and cultural horizons."
Castro will be the first Honduran president to visit China after the two countries established formal diplomatic relations in March.
Speaking at a regular press conference on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said since the establishment of diplomatic relations over two months ago, China and Honduras have been delivering on their commitments and working together to get bilateral relations off to a strong start on the basis of mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit and common development.
"It fully shows that to stand for the one-China principle is the right thing to do, which has the overwhelming support of the international community and represents the prevailing trend of the world. The establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Honduras serves the fundamental and long-term interests of the two peoples," said Wang.
(Cover: Honduran President Xiomara Castro arrives for the plenary session of the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government at the Dominican Foreign Ministry building in Santo Domingo, March 25, 2023. /CFP)