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Statement by the Press Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus with regard to the Adoption at the 60th Session of the CHR of the Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in Belarus

The resolution adopted at the 60th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights is entirely politically motivated and contains allegations, which have nothing to do with reality.

The Republic of Belarus totally rejects all the allegations and does not accept the resolution based thereon neither in letter nor in spirit. The content of the resolution has nothing to do with the tasks of international cooperation in the area of human rights.

Belarus has always demonstrated in deed its commitment to human rights protection as well as its readiness for constructive and equal dialogue on all issues linked to human rights protection.

The resolution was adopted under unprecedented pressure from the USA and the European Union. It demonstrates the application of policy of double standards towards our country pursuing independent foreign policy.

The principled position of our country is that the adoption of such a resolution undermines the authority and credibility of the Commission in the eyes of the international community.

The politicization of the Commission by the co-sponsors of such resolutions will adversely affect its future as noted those Member States who opposed its adoption.

The majority of countries endorse our position aimed at preventing using resolutions on country-specific situations as a tool of political manipulation, which instead of promoting cooperation leads to confrontation and distrust.

It is not accidental that the majority of Member States 30 out of 53- even despite the pressure exerted did not support that resolution.

It is not accidental that a number of Member States proposed not to consider that draft resolution in essence and not to take action on it. And only procedural impasse prevented the Commission from the adoption of that proposal: 22 delegations voted in favor, 22 - against with 9 abstentions.

This is an evident proof of a real attitude of the majority of Member States towards the resolution.