December 3, 2011
Geneva, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA) denounced here the manipulation and media lies to justify an aggression against the people of Syria.
During a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the delegation of Ecuador expressed, on behalf of the group, solidarity with the Syrian government and people.
It recalled that in October, ALBA representatives visited the Arab country to learn about the real situation and to contribute to a pacific solution.
The resolution discussed in the Council “reflects the intentions to interfere in the internal affairs of Syria without contributing to dialogue and the search for peace”, denounced the Ecuadorian representation on behalf of the ALBA member countries.
That text, they said, lacks balance and could establish ominous precedents for genuine cooperation in the matter of human rights that are due to be sustained in the work of the UN Human Rights Council.
The document, promoted by the U.S. and the European Union, was approved on Thursday by 37 votes, six abstentions and the rejection of China, Russia, Cuba and Ecuador.
The ALBA members reiterated the importance of respecting the sovereignty, territorial integrity and self-determination of Syria.