Tuesday, 21 September 2021 05:28 GMT

China says it is opposed to foreign interference in Sri Lanka using human rights as a pretext


(MENAFN- NewsIn.Asia) Geneva, September 15 (newsin.asia): The Chinese envoy to the UN Office at Geneva expressed concerns over the human rights issues of the US, the UK, Canada and Australia, and voiced opposition against interference in Sri Lanka 's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights.

In a speech at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, China's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Chen Xu said:“China is deeply concerned with the human rights issues of the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. These States interfere with internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of human rights, and implement unilateral coercive measures and military interference against sovereign states, which gravely violate the human rights of the people of other countries. The OHCHR should give sufficient attention to the above-mentioned issues.”

The envoy further said:“China appreciates the Sri Lankan government for actively promoting and protecting human rights, advancing national reconciliation, and combating terrorism; we oppose relevant countries' interference in Sri Lanka's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights.”

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