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Explanatory Statement by Counsellor YAO Shaojun of the Chinese Delegation After the Adoption of the Draft Resolution "Situation of Human Rights in the Syrian Arab Republic" at the Third Committee of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly

2017/11/14

Mr Chairman,

It is China’s consistent position that differences in the human rights field be addressed through constructive dialogue and cooperation, on the basis of equality and mutual respect. China rejects politicization of human rights issue or the practice of exerting pressure on other countries, and objects to country-specific human rights resolutions as a practice. It is for this reason that China voted against draft resolution L.54 entitled “Situation of Human Rights in the Syrian Arab Republic”.

Thank you, Mr Chairman.

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