Lavrov confirms Russia’s intention to raise question of protection for Christians worldwide

admin | 03 April 2015
Bishkek, April 3, Interfax - Russia will continue raising the issue of the protection of Christians in the UN, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Lavrov confirms Russia’s intention to raise question of protection for Christians worldwide

“No one was going to ignore this issue [of Christians’ protection]. It was raised in the meeting of the [UN] Human Rights Council and a statement was adopted, which was signed by 65 countries. It was initiated by Russia, Lebanon and the Vatican with Armenia’s support,” he said responding to a question about the possible support by Russia of the initiative to protection Christians in the light of the situation in Kenya.

“This issue was raised in the UN. Specific mechanisms should be used when working on it, including the Human Rights Council and a whole number of other structures, specifically those preventing discrimination,” Lavrov said.

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