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Kuwait stresses universality, interdependence of human rights

Kuwait, Sept. 11 (BNA):  The State of Kuwait has expressed regret that some views of the United Nations Human Rights Council were based on "the differentiation of civil and political rights from economic, social and cultural rights.” 
 
According to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), this came in a statement Tuesday made by Kuwait's permanent delegate to the UN Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights. He affirmed Kuwait's deep belief in the universality and interdependence of human rights, and believed that civil and political rights were of equal importance to economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development, especially in our time of economic globalisation and inequality. 

Ambassador Al-Ghunaim stressed rejection of attempts to use human rights to impose values that transcend the cultures and history of countries. 

He expressed Kuwait's concerns about the deterioration of the development process in some parts of the Middle East. 
He explained that Kuwait is concerned about the deterioration of the development process in some parts of the Middle East during a series of armed conflicts that endanger the lives of civilians. In the same context, Ambassador Al-Ghunaim said that Kuwait strongly condemns the continued Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and its violations against the defenseless Palestinian people.
 
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