WORLD Bosnia and Herzegovina's FM signed Xinjiang-related statement without authorization: Chairman of Presidency

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Bosnia and Herzegovina's FM signed Xinjiang-related statement without authorization: Chairman of Presidency

Global Times

06:45, June 25, 2021

Video image shows a session of the UN Human Rights Council held in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Xinhua)

Without authorization, the foreign ministry of Bosnia and Herzegovina singed the joint statement that smears and attacks China at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Milorad Dodik, the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said in a statement, condemning its foreign ministry for its "illegal" accession of the Western-led joint statement.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was among the countries that signed the joint statement read by Canadian ambassador on the second day of the 47th session of the UNHRC on Tuesday to urge China to allow "immediate" access for independent observers to its Xinjiang region to investigate human rights violations.

But soon after the joint statement was released, Milorad Dodik, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, made a statement condemning its foreign ministry for "illegal" accession of the joint statement that smears and attacks China.

Dodik said that he supports China's activities in safeguarding sovereignty and integrity. The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina did not authorize the accession and therefore its foreign ministry has no right to sign any joint statement on China's human rights.

The move of the foreign ministry violated the country's laws and constitution and severely damaged ties with China, which is unacceptable, the chairman said.


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