Vietnam welcomes efforts to restart Middle East peace process
|Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Minh Khoi (Photo:VNA)|
His speech outlined the country’s consistent support in the fight for justice, as well as the legitimate and inviolable rights of all Palestinians, whilst expressing his concern over reports of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
Historically the nation has supported the two-state solution, with the establishment of the State of Palestine whose capital would be in East Jerusalem existing peacefully alongside the State of Israel. Each respective country’s territory would be based on the 1967 borders and relevant resolutions of the UN, he said.
The Vietnamese diplomat called on all parties to participate in dialogue and negotiations as a means of seeking both a comprehensive and equitable solution that is capable of bringing about sustainable and long-term peace. It is hoped that through this the lives of citizens can be protected, along with the legitimate rights of all parties, therefore contributing to peace, stability, and development throughout the entire region.
He assured that the country remains ready to make greater contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and hopes that the international community will continue to support the agency’s activities in providing humanitarian relief for Palestinian people.
In his address, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres noted the increasing humanitarian issues facing Palestinians due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, saying that international aid is now needed more than ever.
UN Secretary General Guterres went on to appeal to relevant parties to step up dialogue and resume negotiations through the intermediary role of the UN, the Middle East Quartet, and the international community as a pathway towards seeking peaceful solutions to put an end to the conflict and contribute to promoting regional peace and security.
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