Syria: Foreign Interference in China’s Affairs is “Flagrant Violation of Int’l Law”

Syria defends China’s improvement of Hong Kong’s legal and political systems, writes SANA.

Syria has affirmed its rejection of foreign interference in the affairs of the People’s Republic of China, asserting that no state or party has the right to interfere in the internal affairs of independent and sovereign states. 

“The government of the Syrian Arab Republic supports the decision of the fourth session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,” a Foreign and Expatriates Ministry official source said in a statement to SANA on Tuesday.

The source described the session as “another major step taken by the People’s Republic of China to improve the legal and political systems in the Hong Kong region following the adoption of its National Security Protection Law last June.”

The source added that “the Syrian Arab Republic rejects the foreign interference in the affairs of the People’s Republic of China and the attempts to distort facts. [Syria] considers them as a flagrant violation of international law and the principle of the states’ sovereignty over their territory, and it affirms that no state or party has the right to interfere in the internal affairs of independent and sovereign states.”

The source continued saying that “the Syrian Arab Republic affirms the unity and territorial integrity of the People’s Republic of China and its sovereignty over its territory and its security and independence, and it affirms the principle of one China and calls on all states to respect that.”

 

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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