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Astana urges Israel and Palestina to resume talks without preconditions

22.10.2018, 20:12 4542
The stance of Kazakhstan on the Middle East peace process is obvious and unchanged, Yerzhan Ashikbayev, the Deputy Foreign Mшnister of Kazakhstan, at the session of the UN Security Council.

Participants of the open debates on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestina, called to move from words to deeds, BNews.kz reports referring to 'Khabar 24'.

Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nikolai Mladenov addressed to the members of the Security Council via video link.

We are at a dangerous point if the conflict that must be dealt with," he said.

Gaza faces the catastrophic economic situation. According to the data of the World Bank, the unemployment rate among the Palestinian youth has equalled 70%.

Nikolai Mladenov once again called Israelis and Palestinians to abstain from any forceful actions leading to heavy death tolls.

In turn, Kazakhstan's delegation got familiarized the members of the UN Security Council with its stance on the situation in the Middle East.

Kazakhstan's stance on the Middle East process is obvious and unchanged. We call to restore talks, particularly bilateral ones, without preconditions. This must be done in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the resolution of the Security Council, and other mechanisms and initiatives, such as the Road Map for peace, the Arabic peaceful initiative and the 'Madrid' principles. Safety and the world free of terrorism and nuclear weapons, sustainable development and human rights are lofty objectives for the Middle East," said Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev.

He noted that Astana had recently held the 6th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

80 delegations from various states have underlined the importance of the international cooperation to face intolerance, discrimination, conflicts on religious and linguistic grounds. Kazakhstan supports international efforts to achieve the stability and peace," said Ashikbayev.

Source: BNews.kz

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