The governments of both Iceland and Bulgaria have voiced their support to the government of China, according to reports in China View. Both governments voiced their disapproval of a planned referendum in Taiwan over the issue of U.N. membership in the name of Taiwan.
In a recent interview, Iceland’s Foreign Minister Ingibjoerg Solrun Gisladottir, said: “We believe that a planned referendum on joining the United Nations in the name of Taiwan would be a mistake and therefore cannot support it.” Instead, Iceland supports the One-China policy.
“Such a referendum would risk increased tension and instability in the region,” Gisladottir said.
In the interview, Gisladottir pointed out that Iceland and China had enjoyed diplomatic ties since 1971 and hoped they would continue in the future. Gisladottir said she was satisfied with the relationship between the two countries and hoped that this relationship would develop further in the future.
Bulgarian First Deputy Foreign Minister, Lyubomir Kyuchukov, expressed a similar opinion, saying that Bulgaria was concerned about the proposed referendum. He said that Bulgaria considered Taiwan to be an inalienable part of China.
Bulgaria’s foreign ministry spoke out against the planned referendum as early as January 9th and has continued to support the government of the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate government over the entire area of China.