Geneva: 26 June 2021 (TDI): Ukraine announced on Friday that it would withdraw its signature on the joint anti-China statement.
The statement was made by Canada at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council. It was criticism by Canada and some other countries from the Western Hemisphere backing the stance, on the issue of the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement on Thursday, declared that the country attributes great importance to its strategic partnership with China. And the following day, Ukraine issued a statement on the official website of its Permanent Mission to the UN Office at Geneva, withdrawing its support to the anti-China joint statement.
Ukraine has emphasized non-interference in China’s internal affairs and has expressed full willingness to keep following the principle of mutual respect for independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of China. It has also iterated to make efforts to promote the cooperation and friendly relations between China and Ukraine.