Lukashenko: We will not allow us to impose so-called human rights


Belarus is committed to the true human rights and will never let politicize them. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein on 27 September.

Alexander Lukashenko noted Belarus cooperates with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights with pleasure. “We have almost no problems in cooperation with your office. I was informed we had successfully passed the Universal Periodic Review in the United Nations Human Rights Council,” admitted the Belarusian leader.

The President assured that Belarus will continue to be committed to the true human rights. “But I want to say frankly: we will never allow us to impose so-called human rights. This is absolutely unacceptable, and I know your point of view: you have never welcomed human rights politicization,” stressed Head of State.

Alexander Lukashenko thanked for Belarusian initiative’s support to combat human trafficking. “I want to assure you that we are committed to this policy, as far as possible, we will promote it throughout the world, but most importantly - we will be a good example for other countries in the fight against trafficking in human beings,” the President emphasized.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights thanked the Belarusian President for the cooperation with the Office on a number of issues, including the fight against human trafficking and discrimination.

According to TASS, Lukashenko also addressed the issue of human rights in Belarus during his meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The parties also discussed the political situation before the presidential elections scheduled for 11 October.

“The Secretary-General and the President also touched upon the situation in politics and human rights in the country, considering the upcoming elections,” the UN press service statement says.

The interlocutors also “exchanged views on the conflict in Ukraine.” The UN Secretary-General stressed the “constructive role of the President of Belarus in diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis,” noting Lukashenko’s “important multilateral and bilateral consultations.”

Text by BelTA, TUT.BY

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