Dili, www.news-viptv.com – Timor-Leste, in its view on Western Sahara, calls on the United Nations (UN) to hold a referendum for the people of that country to determine the fate of their country.
“I ask the Council’s attention to the situation in which the People of Western Sahara are facing. We regret the lack of progress, the occupation and the failure to hold the referendum, and we reiterate our call for the granting of the right to self-determination to the people of Western Sahara, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,” said Timor-Leste Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Adaljiza Magno, in a statement his speech at the High Level Segment of Session 52 on Human Rights, Tuesday (28/2/2023) in Geneva, Suis.
Minister Magno also said, “Likewise, Timor-Leste expresses its concern over the situation of the Palestinian people and advocates for a two-state solution.
Timor-Leste expresses its concern about the fragile situation in Myanmar and supports the solutions proposed by ASEAN, including the Five Point Consensus, hoping that the country can finally achieve peace and stability.
Timor-Leste also regrets the war in Ukraine which has been going on for more than a year.
“Once again, we reiterate our appeal for solidarity and respect for humanitarian law and human rights,” said Minister Magno.
Likewise, this neighboring country of Indonesia is also concerned about the fragile situation in Myanmar and supports the solutions proposed by ASEAN, including the Five Point Consensus, hoping that the country can finally achieve peace and stability.
According to him, human rights are the cornerstone of Timor-Leste’s foreign policy. Article 8 of the country’s Constitution stipulates that the state must promote the protection of human rights in the implementation of its foreign policy.
“I remember with special appreciation the important role played by the Human Rights Committee in Timor-Leste’s struggle for the right to self-determination. In this sense, Timor-Leste reaffirms its trust and confidence in the mandate and relevance of this Council in the promotion and protection of human rights throughout the world,” said Minister Magno.