In a letter sent to his Chinese counterpart on the occasion of China’s passing of a law on Hong Kong, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic wrote that Serbia supports that country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and national security.
On June 3, the Belgrade daily Politika reported that Vucic had sent the letter in connection with the national security law pertaining to the special administrative region of Hong Kong, which the National People’s Congress, China’s Parliament, adopted last week. “As an independent country, Serbia is against any interference with internal affairs of a sovereign country,” Vucic wrote.
The Serbian president pointed out that “Serbia and China are committed to respecting international law globally” and that Serbia “condemns any attempts at undermining the reunification” of that country.
Vucic also expressed his wish for China and the Chinese people’s “further progress” under the leadership of President Xi Jinping.
The Chinese parliament almost unanimously adopted the controversial law as a response to pro-democracy protests against the Chinese central authorities that have been in progress for months in this rich former British colony.