(Irna) - The justice ministers of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Sudan urge that the rights of Muslims should be safeguarded.
A report released by the Public Relations Department of Iran's Ministry of Justice on Tuesday said that on the sidelines of the First UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Justice Minister Jamal Karimi-Rad, along with his entourage, conferred with his Sudanese counterpart Muhamed-Ali al-Moradi, reports Trend.
At the meeting, Karimi-Rad referred to cooperation between the wo states on the human rights issue in international bodies and called for expansion of bilateral relations in all fields, including judiciary, economy and agriculture.
Expressing satisfaction with the formerly reached agreements, he said that Iran is determined to bolster its judicial and legal cooperation with Sudan.
He stressed the significance of human rights and avoiding politicization and dual standards by the UN Human Rights Council, given that it disrupts its normal proceedings.
Turning to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's initiative on the human rights dialogues offered to the world, he said that according to his proposal, some delegations should be dispatched to world countries, including the Western states and the US, to investigate various axes of the issue and urged the need for mutual inspections.
"Based on Ahmadinejad's suggested scheme, to promote human rights the grounds should be prepared for exchange of views on human rights principles," he added.
For his part, the Sudanese minister called for expansion of multifaceted mutual ties and addressing his Iranian counterpart, said, "Given your high morale, you are a successful country." In a meeting with Saudi Minister for Human Rights Turki al-Sudairy, Karimi-Rad said that both Iran and Saudi Arabia have a decisive role in the world of Islam, adding that their cooperation and coordination in all affairs contribute to the progress of Muslim countries.
For his part, Al-Sudairy declared his approval of Iran's approach to the issue and said that his country is prepared to pursue the former discussions on legal, judicial and Islamic human rights issues.
Justice Minister Jamal Karimi-Rad accompanied by a number of judicial officials, including Tehran prosecutor general Saeed Mortazavi left for Geneva, Switzerland Monday morning to attend the first meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
During his stay in Geneva, the Iranian delegation will confer with a number of representatives of the countries attending the meeting to discuss matters of mutual concern.
The newly founded council started its activity in Geneva Monday and will continue up to June 22. It is being attended by the high-ranking representatives of more than 100 countries.