Foreign Ministry: Ukraine seeks person respecting human rights, PACE principles to head Assembly

Ukraine will strive to make a person who respects the rule of law and principles of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to head the organization.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, this was said by spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mariana Betsa.

"As for Pedro Agramunt, I can definitely say that any leader of any international organization, and the Parliamentary Assembly is a body of the Council of Europe, must uphold the principles, values, and norms of this organization, which was never performed in his case during all his tenure. It is not only about Syria and his visit to Syria with Russian officials, it is about his statements suggesting possibility for the Russian delegation to regain its mandate given that this country has not remedied its violations, therefore sanctions were maintained," Betsa said.

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"We need to strive to make the organization (PACE - Ed.) to be headed by people who truly represent this organization, who set a high value on the rule of law, human rights, and who really uphold the principles of the organization," the Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman added.

Yesterday, PACE held a hearing on Agramunt's visit to Syria. He repeatedly hinted during the hearing that he might tender his resignation on Friday. The members of Ukrainian delegation to PACE said they sought resignation of President Agramunt due to the uproar caused by his visit to Syria.

Read more: PACE members shocked by Agramunt's visit to Assad at Russia invitation, - MP Ariev

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n437921