Saudi UN envoy: Re-electing Riyadh to HR Council reflects ‘trust’

Ambassador Al-Moallami stated that re-election of Saudi Arabia reflects the international community's trust. (File Photo: AFP)

Saudi Ambassador to the UN Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Moallami said on Friday that re-electing the kingdom as a member of the Human Rights Council will allow his country to complete its mission in defending human rights in the Arab and Islamic worlds, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Moallami also said re-electing Saudi reflects the international community’s “trust” in the kingdom’s “leading role” in the UN Human Rights Council.

He added: “The Kingdom will continue this role during the three upcoming years.”

The four Arab countries: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt and Tunisia are part of the 14 countries who gained membership of Human Rights Council. Their first session will start on January, 2017.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52