China appreciates objective stance of Pakistan, UAE on Xinjiang affairs, welcomes more visits to region
Published: Feb 08, 2021 06:31 PM

Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry Photo: VCG

China appreciates the objective and fair stance held by Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates on affairs related to China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a press conference on Monday, in response to remarks made by Pakistani Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed and Ambassador of the UAE to China Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri  recognizing Xinjiang's development. 

In a recent interview, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said that facing the increasing population of ethnic groups in Xinjiang as well as its economic development, the lies made by a few politicians from the West and the US for political purposes have been debunked. 

Ambassador of the UAE to China Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri also highly praised the achievements made in Xinjiang's economic development and poverty alleviation work, as well as its effective anti-terrorism and de-radicalization measures. 

Both the senator and the ambassador talked about their previous experiences of visiting Xinjiang, which proved that the lies some anti-China forces were spreading about Xinjiang are a total farce. Their attempt to interfere with China's domestic affairs by hyping Xinjiang issues will not succeed, Wang said at the press conference on Monday. 

Since 2018, more than 1,200 people, including UN officials, foreign diplomats, reporters and those from religious groups, from over 100 countries have come to visit Xinjiang. China welcomes more people to visit the region and see the local residents' happy lives with their own eyes, Wang said. 

"We believe that there will be more voices of justice speaking out like Pakistan and the UAE," Wang said. 

Global Times 

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