Moldovan parliament president opposes outside interference in Hong Kong affairs

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-30 19:42:13|Editor: huaxia
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CHISINAU, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The problem with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China remains the internal affairs of the country, and must be handled without any outside involvement, President of the Moldovan Parliament Zinaida Greceanii told Xinhua on Thursday in an interview.

"China is an independent state, and what happened in Hong Kong is its internal affairs and the situations should be clarified without the involvement of others," she said, specifying that "we respect the freedom of citizens to protest, but the protests should be only peaceful, should not be violent, and should not be against official forces."

According to Greceanii, every country must have the capacity to restore public order in its own state. "I am definitely against any other state to involve, to give directions to other state how it should be and how it should proceed."

"Every country has its own traditions, its own experience and has its own internal laws that must be respected by all citizens living in the territory of the state," she added, stressing that "we also don't like others to interfere in the internal affairs of Moldova."

She pointed out that the press, as well as the politicians, should not have a double standard. Every country must know how to defend the public order according to its procedures and laws, without any interference from the outside.