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* Viet Nam assures 'utmost' support to Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council
Sat, Jan 25, 2014, 11:24 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Hanoi: Viet Nam has asserted Sri Lanka that it will do its "utmost" to support the island nation at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)where Sri Lanka would be challenged on the human rights and accountability issues at its next session in March.

Viet Nam, which is a member of the UNHRC for 2014-2016 tenure, has given this assurance when Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's special envoy and the General Secretary of Communist Party Minister D.E.W Gunasekera met Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on January 23 during his working visit to Viet Nam.

Minister Gunasekera has briefed the Vietnamese leader on Sri Lanka's successes as well as the challenges it faces, requesting Viet Nam as a member of the UNHRC to provide a fair voice on Sri Lanka's human rights issue.

General Secretary Trong has thanked Sri Lanka for supporting Viet Nam to become a UNHRC member in 2014-2016 tenure and asserted that "Viet Nam will do its utmost to make precise utterances on Sri Lanka's human rights issue based on the Charter of the United Nations and international law."

Commending Sri Lanka's socio-economic achievements over the past years President Sang has also affirmed that Viet Nam always supports Sri Lanka in its national development and reconciliation and has wished the country more success.

Offering sympathy over the difficulties and challenges that Sri Lanka is facing currently, and noting that the two countries have enjoyed good political and diplomatic ties, President Sang has suggested that the two countries should work together to further boost trade and agriculture cooperation.

Sri Lankan Minister, while noting that the two countries share many similarities, as both countries have suffered from a prolonged war in the past, has requested Viet Nam's cooperation in national reconstruction

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