Monday, 23 September 2019 01:12 GMT

ASEM underlines support to two-state solution to Palestine question

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- Foreign ministers of Europe and Asia (ASEM) Tuesday exchanged views on the Middle-East Peace Process to realize the two-state solution for Israel-Palestine conflict as the viable way of achieving a lasting peace.

In a statement released after their two-day meeting in Na Pyi Taw, Myanmar, today they called for a nation-wide ceasefire in Syria and stabilization and reconstruction process in Iraq underlining the need for an inclusive reconciliation process.

The 13th ASEM Foreign ministers discussed the role of the United Nations in fostering intra-Libyan political dialogue, resumption of meaningful peace negotiations in Yemen to achieve an enduring ceasefire and to facilitate humanitarian access and the situation in Ukraine.

They reiterated their commitment to long-term progress and stability in Afghanistan, and the need for the peace process to be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and inclusive.

They also underlined their strong support for the Iran nuclear deal and called for its full implementation by all sides.

The Ministers condemned in the strongest terms North Korea's 6th nuclear test conducted on 3rd September 2017, and its multiple ballistic missile launches as unacceptable, posing a significant threat to peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and beyond.

They reiterated their views that terrorism constitutes a serious threat to international peace, security, stability and development, and expressed their determination to countering terrorism terrorism and violent extremism, without associating them with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group.

The Ministers devoted particular attention to the unprecedented humanitarian emergencies, irregular migration and refugee challenge, smuggling and trafficking in persons occurring in Asia and Europe. They underlined that irregular migration is a global challenge, requiring a comprehensive international response They finally emphasised the importance of mutual respect, fairness, justice and cooperation for mutual benefit to safeguard international and regional peace and stability, and committed to upholding a fair and equitable international order. (end)


ASEM underlines support to two-state solution to Palestine question

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