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Lukashenko: Belarus committed to true human rights, will not allow their politicization

NEW YORK (BelTA) – Belarus is committed to true human rights and will never allow their politicization, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al-Hussein on 27 September, BelTA informs.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus has been closely cooperating with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. “We have no unsettled issues with your Office. I was informed that we have done well in the recent Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council,” said the Belarusian leader.

The President assured that Belarus would stay committed to the true human rights. “However, I would like to be frank with you: we will not allow anybody to impose so-called human rights on us and politicize them. It is absolutely unacceptable and I know your standpoint: you have never welcomed the politicization of human rights,” the Belarusian head of state stressed.

Alexander Lukashenko thanked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for the support of the Belarusian initiative of combating trafficking in people. “I would like to assure you that we will stay committed to this policy. We will promote it worldwide and will make a good example for other states in combating trafficking in persons,” the President stressed.

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