Brazil keen to work closely with NHRC

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New Delhi, Oct 16 (UNI) Brazil has expressed desire to develop dialogue with the National Human Rights Commission of India for its capacity building in the area of human rights.

A four-member delegation led by Brazil's Minister of Human Rights, Mr Paulo Vannuchi today visited the Commission and held talks with the members and senior officers of the Commission.

Mr Vannuchi said Brazil would like to establish a permanent share of perception on human rights with the NHRC.

As in the international scenario the two countries have similar problems and challenges, it would be really helpful to establish some kind of relation on handling of human rights issues as well, he said.

Leading the NHRC delegation, Member, Justice G P Mathur said the Commission will extend all possible help to Brazil on the issue.

The visiting Brazilian Minister showed keen interest in the training programme of the NHRC on handling human rights issues. He said training of representatives from Brazil could be one of the ways to develop bilateral co-operation between the two countries in the area of human rights. He appreciated the work of the National Human Rights Commission of India and offered to include the Human Rights issue in the agenda of the October 2009, IBSA dialogue and hold separate meetings with the NHRC and its special secretariat for human rights.

During the meeting, Brazil's Minister for Department of Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms Ana Cabral, Justice B C Patel, Member, NHRC, Mr P C Sharma, Member, NHRC, Mr Akhil Kumar Jain, Secretary General, NHRC, Ms Aruna Sharma, Joint Secetary and Registrar A K Garg were also present among others.

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