JAKARTA

The Indonesian government has denied the accusation that they have done nothing about the alleged human rights violations faced by Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, China.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said she had a meeting with her Chinese counterpart and the Chinese ambassador to express the Indonesian government’s concerns regarding the fate of the Uighur community.

“We conveyed it directly to the Chinese government. We also emphasized the importance of respecting religious freedom,” she told reporters in Jakarta on Friday.

Marsudi ensured that Indonesia will continue to strengthen communication and coordination with the Chinese government regarding this issue.

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