URUMQI, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Serbian Ambassador to China Milan Bacevic and Albanian Ambassador Selim Belortaja said they expect more exchanges with Xinjiang after visiting Urumqi, the regional capital, and Turpan.
The two ambassadors visited Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at the invitation of the regional government from March 27 to 29.
Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the regional government, gave the ambassadors a comprehensive briefing on Xinjiang's achievements in economic and social affairs, and its preventive measures to counter terrorism and extremism.
He emphasized that the good situation Xinjiang has now was a result of effecive anti-terrorism measures.
The ambassadors said the visit would help them better understand Xinjiang in an objective fashion.
While congratulating the region on its achievements and commending China's efforts to safeguard its citizens' freedom of religion, the diplomats said they understood China's work on counter-terrorism and deradicalization.
During their stay in Xinjiang, the ambassadors visited communities, farmers, and hi-tech enterprises, and talked with students at vocational education and training centers.
The ambassadors said they looked forward to more exchanges and cooperation with Xinjiang in economy, trade, and people-to people exchanges.