Belgium regrets withdrawal of US from UN rights body

Belgium expressed regret Wednesday over the decision by the United States to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council. “The announcement of the United States risks weakening the Council’s indispensable action and undermines our multilateral system as a whole,” said Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders in a statement.

“Its withdrawal could weaken its international stature and undermine the principles of democracy and the respect for human rights around the world,” he said.

Reynders said Belgium takes note of the United States’ wish to protest against the functioning of the Council by leaving it, and added “but we do not believe that its withdrawal will help improve it.

Source: Kuwait News Agency