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President about situation with ethnic Kyrgyz in China’s re-education camps

Kyrgyzstan cannot interfere in the internal affairs of China. President of the country Sooronbai Jeenbekov said this at a press conference, answering questions about the detention of thousands of ethnic Kyrgyz in China.

According to the head of state, relevant departments and ministries are working and collecting data on the detention of Kyrgyz citizens in China.

«We are working through diplomatic channels. In this matter, we must bear in mind that we are talking about the citizens of China. How can we interfere with the internal affairs of another country? We are also a multinational state. But this does not mean that we are afraid. We are working within international agreements. Information about the release of one Kyrgyz appeared yesterday. He is a citizen of Kyrgyzstan,» said the president.

According to Sooronbai Jeenbekov, information about the expansion by the Chinese citizens is aimed at public excitement.

«The data suggests something else. There is no Chinese expansion. We must be careful with this kind of information and not to excite the public,» the head of state said.