Q: It is reported that Ukraine issued a statement on the official website of its Permanent Mission to the UN Office at Geneva, withdrawing its endorsement of the anti-China joint statement made by Canada at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Do you have any comment?
A: At the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, more than 90 countries voiced their appeal for justice, and supported and echoed China in various ways. The attempt of a few Western countries to smear China on issues related to Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet ended in failure again. This fully demonstrates that justice will always prevail and people have their fair judgment. The moves of a few Western countries to interfere in China's internal affairs, suppress and contain China and hinder China's development under the pretext of human rights are unavailing.
We have noted that Ukraine has withdrawn its endorsement of the anti-China joint statement made at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has made a clear statement that it does not interfere in China's internal affairs. China welcomes the decision of the Ukrainian side which reflects its spirit of independence and respect for facts and conforms to the purposes of the UN Charter and basic norms governing international relations.