Norway asks China to reverse the Hong Kong Security Act

Ine Eriksen Søreide.Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide(Norway).Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

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Norway is one of 27 countries that has signed a declaration that waives the new Hong Kong Security Act and asks China to reverse it.

On Tuesday, the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the UN read a statement to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, on behalf of 27 countries – including Norway, VG writes.

– “Any legislation should aim to protect the interests and safety of its citizens. It is therefore important that the views of the population are reflected when new laws are introduced,” Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (H) told NTB.

On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping signed the disputed security law. Søreide fears an increased level of conflict and a restriction of political rights.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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