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27 September 2021, 17:10

Makei: Human rights theme is used as a weapon against disobedient states

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MINSK, 27 September (BelTA) – Human rights issues have become a real weapon against unwanted and disobedient countries, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he addressed the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, BelTA has learned.

The foreign minister noted that human rights have already become a threadbare theme because of the speculations around this issue. “It would seem a positive agenda for everyone. But today human rights theme is not just a dangerous toy in the hands of inept and short-sighted politicians, it has become a real weapon against unwanted and disobedient countries. The Western-style democracy forced upon various countries of the world has not benefited anyone, quite the opposite, it creates chaos and instability,” Vladimir Makei said.

He called the situation in Afghanistan a fresh example of such a thoughtless policy on the part of several ‘strongholds of democracy'. “Now the entire global community has to sort out the consequences of this policy. Literally a month ago even such a democrat as French President Macron had to admit that it is impossible to impose democracy from the outside, including with the help of weapons,” the foreign minister said.

He emphasized that the attempts of individual developed countries to monopolize democracy and to arbitrarily determine the level of democratic development of other countries and, depending on this, to hang offensive labels on sovereign states resemble Nazi methods who also divided the world into those who should rule, and those who should be a slave.

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