Indonesia noted during Tuesday’s session at UNHRC that there were ‘encouraging developments’ in Sri Lanka despite challenges remaining.
Addressing the session, Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa said that, in addressing particular situations, the Council must take an approach that fits the specific circumstances faced.
He said that a particular approach may need to be adjusted in the face of new developments. “For instance, in the face of the steps taken towards democracy in Myanmar, and of encouraging developments in Sri Lanka, although some challenges remain,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Cuban government in a message yesterday expressed unreserved support to Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva.
The special message sent by Cuban President Raul Castro in this regard was handed over to Construction, Engineering Services and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa by Cuban ambassador in Sri Lanka Nirsia Castro Guevara at the ministry yesterday.
The Cuban ambassador said that her country views that the allegations of human rights violations against Sri Lanka are baseless and Cuba will stand by Sri Lanka in all times.
She said that the Cuba and other friendly nations are prepared to defeat any resolution against Sri Lanka at the 19th UN Human Rights Council sessions.