CAIRO, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit on Saturday denounced the annual human rights report of the U.S. State Department with critical claims on Egypt's human rights situation.
In a statement, Abul Gheit said that the U.S. State Department's report and its allegations over the human rights situation in Egypt are inappropriate and those who wrote the report have no idea of the real facts in some of the countries, including Egypt, mentioned in their report.
The report overlooked the numerous recent positive developments Egypt has achieved in the field of human rights, he added. Moreover, Abul Gheit pointed out that the United Nations has not given any country the right to supervise human rights conditions in the world.
Meanwhile, Abul Gheit noted that the bilateral relations between Egypt and the U.S. are important and based on mutual interests, referring to identical views between both sides regarding concern about the key principles of human rights although there were occasionally differences of opinion over the application of these principles.
On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department released its annual human rights report, which included what it called the poor respect of the Egyptian government for human rights.