China wants to learn from Nam on human rights

WINDHOEK: Chinese delegation under the leadership of the President of the China Foundation for Human Rights Development ( CFHRD) Huang Mengfu paid a short courtesy call on the Namibian Minister of Justice Utoni Nujoma. Mengfu who is accompanied by several senior politicians from China said that his country is now focussing on the financial growth. ‘

Our country still has a lot to learn specially when it comes to basic human rights like education, health and other fields’ Mengfu said. With Namibia’s good Human Rights track record, his country can learn from Namibia Mengfu hinted. He also referred to the unstable political status in the Ukraine, adding that human rights and social stability goes hand in hand.

Nujoma on his turn congratulate China for being elected to the United Nations Human Right Council during the elections that took part in that country during November 2013. Nujoma called on the Chinese Government to continue to work together and cooperate on issues of common interest at all international forums both countries participate in. ‘Namibia is faced with many challenges, including lack of capacity building and financial resources to address human right challenges that most countries face one way or the other.’ he said. The Ministry of Justice has only a few staff members who are responsible for compiling country human right reports.

The small delegation that arrived in Namibia over the weekend will depart back to China on Wednesday.

(edited)WINDHOEK; China still has a lot to learn on basic human rights, a senior Chinese official has said.

President of the China Foundation for Human Rights Development (CFHRD), Huang Mengfu said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Justice Utoni Nujoma here on Monday.

Huang was accompanied by several senior politicians and office bearers from the CFHRD.

“Our country still has a lot to learn especially when it comes to basic human rights like education, health and other fields,” he said, adding that with Namibia’s good human rights track record, his country can learn from Namibia.

Huang noted that his country is now focusing on financial growth.

He also referred to the unstable political status in the Ukraine, saying human rights and social stability goes hand in hand.

On his part, Nujoma congratulated China on being elected to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council during November 2013.

He called on the Chinese Government to continue to work together and cooperate with Namibia on issues of common interest at all international forums the two countries participate in.

“Namibia is faced with many challenges, including lack of capacity-building and financial resources to address human rights challenges that most countries face one way or the other,” he said.

Nujoma noted that his ministry has only a few staff members who are responsible for compiling the country’s human rights reports.

The small Chinese delegation arrived in Namibia over the weekend, and was set to depart for China on Wednesday.

SOURCE: NAMPA