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Diplomats from 8 countries visit Xinjiang
February 27,2019   By:China Daily
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Feb. 27, 2019 -- Senior diplomats from eight countries visit an Islamic institute in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Feb 16. They represent their countries in the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. Ma Kai / Xinhua
 
URUMQI, Feb. 27, 2019 -- Senior diplomats from the permanent missions of eight countries to the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland, visited the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region from Feb 16 to 19 at the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 
The diplomats - from Pakistan, Venezuela, Cuba, Egypt, Cambodia, Russia, Senegal and Belarus - spoke with trainees at vocational education and training centers, clerics and other members of the public during their visit.
 
They agreed that the Chinese government has made achievements in preventing terrorism, safeguarding the religious freedom of its citizens and conserving ethnic traditions and culture.
 
Since the 1990s, disruptive forces at home and abroad have plotted thousands of violent acts and gravely damaged the stability, solidarity and progress of Xinjiang, trampling the basic human rights of life, health, property and development, the regional government said.
 
Terrorism exhibit
 
At the Xinjiang International Convention and Exhibition Center, the diplomats viewed an exhibit on major terrorist cases in the region.
 
Nikita Zhukov, deputy permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN's Geneva office, said he could not bear to look at the video clips and pictures.
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