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Representatives of foreign political parties praise China's ethnic policy

File photo of an Uighur man in Xinjiang province. Photograph:( ANI )

Reuters Xinjiang, China Feb 28, 2019, 08.45 PM (IST)

Representatives of foreign political parties hailed the latest progress in the implementation of China's ethnic policy and appreciated the efforts made by the Communist Party of China (CPC) in promoting economic development and ethnic unity in northwest China' Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region after they wrapped up a two-day tour in the region.

The representatives were invited to Xinjiang to attend a thematic meeting on China's ethnic policy and the promotion of unity and solidarity among ethnic groups under the theme of "Practice and Achievements in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region", which offered them an opportunity to fully understand the CPC's work in enhancing ethnic unity, seeking a common development for people of all ethnic groups, and promoting opening-up and cooperation in the region.

The representatives visited local enterprises for international cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative, mosques as well as an Islamic institute before attending the thematic meeting.

Many said they were impressed by the progress the local people have made economically, ethnically and culturally.

"Every time you have new, huge construction, new, huge work opportunities, so this hints to a great economic development and I find that impressive. As far as I can judge, from outside of course, there seems to be harmony between the people, there seems to be a revolutionary unity between the two people,"said Ismail Yunus Soner, vice president, Turkish VATAN Party Department of International Relations.

"In two days, we visited some local enterprises. Through the visit, I saw the friendship between the ethnic groups and the profound friendship between comrades," said Alexey Leskien, first secretary, Communist Party of Samara Regional Committee.

"And we were fascinated by the diversity of the culture and the mixture of the ethnics groups. We were really impressed by the progress in last 40 years in the Republic of China, Xinjiang is naturally, has been for the century in the past and it should be in the future, the bridge between China and central Asia," said Mohammad Amin Karim, senior political board member, Afghanistan Hezb-e Islami Party.

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Representatives of foreign political parties hailed the latest progress in the implementation of China's ethnic policy and appreciated the efforts made by the Communist Party of China (CPC) in promoting economic development and ethnic unity in northwest China' Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region after they wrapped up a two-day tour in the region.