The meeting room of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Photo: AFP
China welcomes Ukraine’s withdrawal from its endorsement of an anti-China joint statement made at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which reflects its spirit of independence and respect for facts and is in line with the purposes of the United Nations Charter and basic standards governing international relations, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Ukraine’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva said on its official website on Friday that it had withdrawn its signature from a joint declaration on the human rights situation in the Uyghur Autonomous Region Xinjiang in China, according to the Xinhua News Agency.
Earlier on June 22, during the interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Canada, on behalf of some countries, made a joint statement criticizing China on behalf of Xinjiang-related issues, the report said.
At the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, more than 90 countries called for justice and supported and echoed China in various ways, the ministry spokesperson said on Saturday. Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister in a statement posted on its website.
The attempt by a few Western countries to smear China on issues related to Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet has again failed. This fully demonstrates that justice will always prevail and people will have their fair judgment, the spokesperson said.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Ukraine strategic partnership that Ukraine values ââthis partnership with China, the unshakeable foundation of which is non-interference in each other’s internal affairs and mutual respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence.