Switzerland’s Chinese ambassador meeting not a ‘summoning’


Switzerland says it made the wrong choice of words when announcing that it had asked the Chinese ambassador to Bern for a meeting over rights abuses in Xinjiang. – AFP pic, September 9, 2022.

SWITZERLAND clarified today that it had not officially “summoned” China’s ambassador to Bern over a United Nations report listing serious abuses in China’s Xinjiang region, but had invited him to a meeting. 

The Swiss Foreign Ministry said there had been an “error in the choice of words”, confirming information provided to the ATS news agency. 


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