Overview of the session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
At the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Cuba made a speech on behalf of 64 countries on Friday strongly opposing politicization of human rights and double standards and supporting China's position on Xinjiang-related matters. In the joint statement, they also urged relevant parties to stop interfering into China's internal affairs. Here's the full text:
I have the honor to speak on behalf of 64 countries.
We maintain that all sides should promote and protect human rights through constructive dialogue and cooperation and firmly oppose politicization of human rights and double standards.
We commend the people-center philosophy that the Chinese government pursues and achievements that have been made in its human rights cause. Xinjiang is an inseparable part of China. We urge the relevant sides to abide by the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs by manipulating Xinjiang related issues, refrain from making unfounded allegations against China out of political motivations and curbing the development of developing countries under the pretext of human rights.
Thank you, Madam President.