Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, on Friday defended China’s use of concentration camps for Muslims and said it was “right” in Beijing.
“China has the right to carry out anti-terrorism and extremism work for its national security,” Prince Mohammed, who has been in China and signed several million traders much to the Western Alliance’s annoyance, was quoted in Chinese state television.
Xi Jinping China’s leaders told the crown prince that the two countries must strengthen international co-operation on deradicalization to “prevent the infiltration and spread of extremist thinking”.
China has detained estimated one million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps where they are
Uighur is an ethnic Turkish group that practices Islam and lives in western China and parts of Central Asia.
Beijing has accused the minority of its western Xinjiang region of supporting terrorism and carrying out a monitoring regime.
Uighur groups had appealed to Saudi’s mighty young prince to address his cause, since the ultra-conservative kingdom has traditionally been a defender of Muslim rights worldwide
But Muslim leaders have so far not broken the issue with China, which in recent times The years have become an important trading partner with the Middle East.