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St. Vincent stands by Taiwan despite Beijing's pressure

Relations with Taipei are 'very important,' says leader of Caribbean state

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says St. Vincent and the Grenadines does not plan to alter relations with Taiwan.

TOKYO -- St. Vincent and the Grenadines cherishes its bond with Taiwan and has no intention of abandoning bilateral diplomatic exchanges even under pressure from mainland China, the Caribbean nation's leader told Nikkei.

St. Vincent will continue to have relations with Taipei, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said in an interview here on Monday.

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