Oman Minister, in Assembly address, says dialogue is key to dispute settlement

3 October 2015 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yousef Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah, has been looking forward to a peace and justice world with solving all forms of conflict through dialogue.

“We are convinced that dialogue is the natural foundation upon which all forms of conflict can be resolved,” he said, noting that throughout history, mankind has aspired to enhance confidence on the basis of agreed and conciliatory ideas, and that principles of the UN Charter deepen and widen common interests and mutual benefits.

“In this vein, the Foreign Minister welcomed the agreement between international negotiators and Iran on that country’s nuclear programme, and expressed hope that the “historic” deal would reflect positively on regional and international peace and security, and pave the way for a new area of relations, based on cooperation, respect, and mutual trust.

“Strongly concerned about global crisis, he reiterated that his Government’s humanitarian program in Syria would be continued for providing protection to the refugees. He also called on all parties in Yemen to respect the rules of international law and refrain from any act that would violate their international obligations.

“ “We also call upon the United Nations and the parties sponsoring the peace process in the Middle East, to exert more efforts, so as to reach an agreement for settling this crisis, instead of merely proceeding with managing it,” he added at the Assembly.

“Meanwhile, Oman indicated that the international community should put the economy, commerce, and environment at the forefront of urgent issues that need to be addressed. “My country is looking forwarded to convening the international conference on climate in the [France],” the Minister said, adding that hoped a balanced international programme could be reached.

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