Saudi Arabia Confirms Commitment to Promote, Protect Human Rights

Saudi Arabia Confirms Commitment to Promote, Protect Human Rights

Thursday, 18 October, 2018 - 09:00
The flags of member nations fly outside the General Assembly building at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (Adam Rountree/AP)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Arabia has stressed commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights, the Kingdom’s mission to the United Nations said in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

“The Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations affirmed the Kingdom's commitment to continue its efforts to promote and protect human rights, its continued and sustained cooperation with all international mechanisms and its emphasis on the role of the international community in preserving human rights through concerted efforts and strengthening the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for its role in protecting human rights and rights,” said the statement.

This came in a speech at a briefing of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York on Friday.

“The speech stressed the importance of cooperation between countries and international organizations to promote a culture of human rights, and to take into account the different cultures and religions among nations,” said the statement.

It highlighted Riyadh’s keenness “to enhance cooperation with international human rights mechanisms and to participate in its work and to take advantage of the available resources.”

The speech “stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation between states and international organizations to exchange experiences and promote a culture of human rights.”

It also “called for serious consideration of the humanitarian situation in the Middle East as well as the humanitarian situation in Myanmar.”

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