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Jakarta Post

Latvia supports Indonesia's UN rights council candidacy

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 19, 2019   /  03:44 pm
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The United Nations logo is seen in a corridor of the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Sept. 25, 2018, during the annual general assembly. (AFP/Ludovic Marin)

Latvia has expressed support for Indonesia’s candidacy in many international organizations, including the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), for which Indonesia is currently campaigning for the 2020-2022 period. “I reiterate my support for Indonesia in many international organizations when you compete for an organization seat,” Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said after meeting his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, in Jakarta on Friday. Indonesia is seeking a fifth term on the UN Human Right Council, having served a year on the council when it was formed in 2006. It was re-elected for the 2007-2010 period, then again for 2011-2014 and finally for 2015 to 2017.  Indonesia is running as a representative of the Asia-Pacific region, for which four seats will be available for five candidates. Other countries running for seats on the bod...