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Cuba Made A Joint Statement on Behalf of 45 Countries in Firm Support of China's Counter-Terrorism and Deradicalization Measures in Xinjiang

2020/10/06

On 6 October, during the General Debate at the Third Committee of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Cuba made a joint statement on behalf of 45 countries, supporting China's counter-terrorism and deradicalization measures in Xinjiang.

The joint statement pointed out, we propose that all sides promote and protect human rights through constructive dialogue and cooperation and firmly oppose politicization of human rights issues and double standards. We commend that the Chinese government pursues the people-centered philosophy in advancing economic and social sustainable development, eradicating poverty, increasing employment, improving people’s living standard and promoting and protecting human rights.

The joint statement emphasized, we note with appreciation that China has undertaken a series of measures in response to threats of terrorism and extremism in accordance with the law to safeguard the human rights of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. There was no single terrorist attack in Xinjiang in the last three years. People of all ethnic groups enjoy their happy lives in a peaceful and stable environment. China maintains openness and transparency by, among other things, inviting more than 1,000 diplomats, officials of international organizations, journalists and religious personages to visit Xinjiang, who witnessed Xinjiang’s remarkable achievements. We take note that the Chinese government has extended an invitation to the High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Xinjiang and the two sides are keeping contacts on the matter.

The joint statement said that on Xinjiang-related issues, it is imperative to respect the basic facts rather than making unfounded allegations against China and interference out of political motivation and bias.

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