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UAE summons Swiss ambassador on Bahrain human rights statement

Bahrain has made numerous steps to improve its human rights record

IANS  |  Dubai 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi summoned on Sunday the "to discuss" the report of the Swiss representative in the human rights council in the UN, about the human rights situation in the Gulf state of Bahrain.

Abdul Rahim Al-Awadhi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation for Legal Affairs, has summoned Maya Tissafi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UAE, in attendance of Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum Al-Maktoum, Director of the European Affairs Department at the Ministry.

Al-Awadhi expressed to the UAE's "denunciation" over the Swiss statement from last Tuesday against Bahrain at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

He added that "it was better if such issues were resolved through established bilateral channels between Bahrain and Switzerland".

The statement was also perceived as not representative of the truth, as Bahrain has made numerous steps to improve its human rights record. The and the Kingdom of Bahrain are members of the six countries unions Gulf cooperation council (GCC) and close political allies.

Al-Awadhi informed Ambassador Tissafi that the security and stability of Bahrain is integral to security and stability of the UAE, "and such statements give a pretext for committing destructive and terrorist acts", the Assistant Minister said.

He added that the is looking forward to Switzerland's reviewing of their position on this issue.

On Saturday, the GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the statement which was made last Tuesday by the Swiss representative before the UNHRC, slamming the "accusations and distortions" regarding the situation of human rights in Bahrain.

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UAE summons Swiss ambassador on Bahrain human rights statement

Bahrain has made numerous steps to improve its human rights record

Bahrain has made numerous steps to improve its human rights record

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi summoned on Sunday the "to discuss" the report of the Swiss representative in the human rights council in the UN, about the human rights situation in the Gulf state of Bahrain.

Abdul Rahim Al-Awadhi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation for Legal Affairs, has summoned Maya Tissafi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UAE, in attendance of Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum Al-Maktoum, Director of the European Affairs Department at the Ministry.

Al-Awadhi expressed to the UAE's "denunciation" over the Swiss statement from last Tuesday against Bahrain at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

He added that "it was better if such issues were resolved through established bilateral channels between Bahrain and Switzerland".

The statement was also perceived as not representative of the truth, as Bahrain has made numerous steps to improve its human rights record. The and the Kingdom of Bahrain are members of the six countries unions Gulf cooperation council (GCC) and close political allies.

Al-Awadhi informed Ambassador Tissafi that the security and stability of Bahrain is integral to security and stability of the UAE, "and such statements give a pretext for committing destructive and terrorist acts", the Assistant Minister said.

He added that the is looking forward to Switzerland's reviewing of their position on this issue.

On Saturday, the GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the statement which was made last Tuesday by the Swiss representative before the UNHRC, slamming the "accusations and distortions" regarding the situation of human rights in Bahrain.

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UAE summons Swiss ambassador on Bahrain human rights statement

Bahrain has made numerous steps to improve its human rights record

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi summoned on Sunday the "to discuss" the report of the Swiss representative in the human rights council in the UN, about the human rights situation in the Gulf state of Bahrain.

Abdul Rahim Al-Awadhi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation for Legal Affairs, has summoned Maya Tissafi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UAE, in attendance of Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum Al-Maktoum, Director of the European Affairs Department at the Ministry.

Al-Awadhi expressed to the UAE's "denunciation" over the Swiss statement from last Tuesday against Bahrain at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

He added that "it was better if such issues were resolved through established bilateral channels between Bahrain and Switzerland".

The statement was also perceived as not representative of the truth, as Bahrain has made numerous steps to improve its human rights record. The and the Kingdom of Bahrain are members of the six countries unions Gulf cooperation council (GCC) and close political allies.

Al-Awadhi informed Ambassador Tissafi that the security and stability of Bahrain is integral to security and stability of the UAE, "and such statements give a pretext for committing destructive and terrorist acts", the Assistant Minister said.

He added that the is looking forward to Switzerland's reviewing of their position on this issue.

On Saturday, the GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the statement which was made last Tuesday by the Swiss representative before the UNHRC, slamming the "accusations and distortions" regarding the situation of human rights in Bahrain.

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