Egypt says preserving human rights is a matter of concern to all countries: Foreign ministry
Ahram Online, , Thursday 10 Dec 2020
The ministry called for intensifying cooperation and the exchange of expertise without 'dictation or claim of perfection that hasn't and will never be attained by any party,' the statement added


Egypt stressed that halting human rights violations is a goal sought by world countries, said the Egyptian foreign ministry on the occasion of Human Rights Day.

Preserving human rights is a matter of concern to all countries, regardless of their culture or circumstances, the ministry added in a statement issued on Thursday.

The ministry called for intensifying cooperation and the exchange of expertise without "dictation or claim of perfection that hasn't and will never be attained by any party," the statement added.

The ministry stated that the world has much to achieve to provide a better future for the coming generations. It is crucial, the ministry said, to balance all political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights without "favouring one category over the other or exploiting human rights to achieve limited political goals."

Egypt’s diplomacy this year has pushed ahead with efforts to achieve the interests of African countries and adopted initiatives that address significant issues, such as terrorism, human rights, the right to work, and the empowerment and promotion of women's rights, the ministry added.

Egypt has spared no effort to support the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and the international resolutions aimed at enforcing coexistence and rejecting discrimination and racism, the statement stressed.

Egypt held the elections of the two parliament chambers to guarantee the development of the state's general policies and consolidate the democratic practice, the foreign ministry said.

Bylaws regulating the affairs of non-governmental organisations were issued to allow the formation of civil society entities upon notification, abolishing freedom-restricting penalties in 2020, the statement added.

Egypt’s religious organisations, led by Al-Azhar and the Coptic Orthodox Church, support initiatives that promote tolerance, encourage dialogue, and fight extremism.

The Egyptian government has also launched a $70-million plan to restore some Egyptian antiquities, including Jewish synagogues in Cairo and Alexandria, and archaeological religious sites located on the path of the Holy Family’s journey in Egypt.

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