(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA
New York: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has reaffirmed the Kingdom's commitment to the UN charter, calling on the international community to strengthen cooperation amid several global challenges.
In his speech on the fifth day of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York City, Saudi Foreign Minister covered several major geopolitical issues across the region and the world.
Outlining how the Kingdom's commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and its charter is underpinned by Saudi Arabia's Islamic and Arab values, Prince Faisal said that his country supports all efforts to“silence the guns, protect civilians, and provide prospects for development and peace.”
He said that“security and stability in the Middle East requires a just and global solution for the Palestinian question,” calling for Palestinian state.
He added that the Kingdom supports“all efforts that can bring about a political solution to put an end to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis in order to stop the fighting and preserve international and regional peace and security.”
Moving to issues in the Middle East, the foreign minister said that the Jeddah Summit for Security and Development, which saw the participation of the US and nine Arab states, was an opportunity to“confirm collective action for a better world in the region for our peoples and our countries.”
Saudi Foreign Minister also referred to Sudan and Egypt, reaffirming the Kingdom's support for the water needs of both countries.
He added that the Kingdom is committed to fighting climate change, with Saudi Arabia making particular contributions to the Paris Agreement.
Prince Faisal concluded that he hoped the Kingdom's“spirit of partnership and respect for a better world” would help to deliver Saudi Arabia's message to the international community.
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