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37 countries’ envoys issue joint letter to support China on its human rights achievements
July 13, 2019

File Photo: UN Headquarters

Ambassadors of thirty-seven countries including Pakistan have sent a joint letter to the President of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to show their support for China on its "remarkable achievements in the field of human rights".

In their letter the envoys commended China's record in the field of protecting human rights by adhering to the people-centered development philosophy.

They also appreciated China's contributions to the international human rights cause.

The ambassadors expressed their "firm opposition" to relevant countries' practice of politicizing human rights issues, by naming and shaming, and publicly exerting pressures on other countries.

They urged the OHCHR, Treaty Bodies and relevant Special Procedures mandate holders to conduct their work in an objective and impartial manner according to their mandate and with true and genuinely credible information, and value the communication with member states.

The letter was signed by the ambassadors to UN at Geneva from Russia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Cuba, Algeria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Nigeria, Angola, Togo, Tajikistan, Philippines, Belarus and a number of other countries from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world.