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President Mahinda Rajapakse has criticised the use of the UN Human Rights Council by certain countries to attack countries like Sri Lanka and Belarus, during an official visit to Minsk.

Rajapakse met with President Alexander Lukashenko, described as the “last dictator in Europe”, and briefed him on the current visit by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.

Lukashenko stressed the importance of strengthening military and security cooperation between the two countries, and said it would be committed to enhancing relations in trade and the economy with Sri Lanka.

President Rajapakse commended the “able” leadership of Lukashenko and requested him to support Sri Lanka’s bid to obtain observer status at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

UN expert urges Belarus to release human rights activist Ales Bialiatski - UN News Centre (02 Aug 2013)

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