UAE criticizes EU parliament's resolution
Saturday, 27 October 2012
ABU DHABI: The UAE has criticized a resolution released by the EU Parliament concerning the human rights in the UAE, describing it as "biased," Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
Commenting on resolution, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash said the resolution is "biased and prejudiced resolution which throws accusations haphazardly without substantiating facts on the ground and purposely overlooks the milestones made by the UAE and endorsed by the relevant international organizations, particularly in the areas of foreign labour and comprehensive social care and the fact that the UAE represents a society of people of over 200 different nationalities who co-exist in an atmosphere of openness and tolerance."
Dr Gargash revealed that the UAE has not been summoned to this discussion and that it requested the EU Parliament to defer discussion of the motion for the resolution to allow for opportunity to express its points of view which would help give accuracy, balance and credibility to the resolution, but the Parliament’s procedure made it difficult to consider that request.
"As a result, the final resolution came prejudiced and unfair which impacted its credibility. The resolution adopted unsubstantiated accusations by groups and organizations that made it a top priority to tarnish UAE’s reputation," WAM reported.
"The UAE will continue to take all necessary measures to protect its security and stability, on the basis of its institutions, laws and regulations observed."
He concluded by saying: "There is no room for leniency when it comes to laws and constitutional foundations no matter what circumstances are." (QNA)