BEIJING — China welcomes Michelle Bachelet’s appointment as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and is ready to work with her on the development of international human rights, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Aug 13.
The United Nations General Assembly on Aug 10 approved the former Chilean President as the next UN human rights chief.
Bachelet will replace Jordanian diplomat Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, and begin her 4-year term starting Sept 1, 2018 and expiring Aug 31, 2022.
“China hopes and believes that after taking the office, Bachelet will work in a fair, objective and nonselective manner, make balanced advancement of civil political rights, economic, social and cultural rights as well as development rights, and further improve global human rights governance,” Lu said.
Lu said China had always supported the high commissioner and the office to work according to authorization and was ready to work with Bachelet on international human rights.