Malaysia calls for enhanced UN collaboration with regional organisations for global peace and security

21 Oct 2023 02:01pm
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is convinced that a strengthened cooperation between the United Nations (UN), regional and subregional organisations is indispensable for the maintenance of international peace and security.

Malaysia’s Ambassador to Iran Khairi Omar highlighted this when delivering the country’s statement at the UN Security Council Open Debate - "Peace through dialogue: The contribution of regional, subregional and bilateral arrangements to the prevention and peaceful resolution of disputes” - held in New York on Oct 20.

The statement was made available to Bernama by the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.

Khairi said the active involvement of regional and subregional organisations as reliable partners of the UN is crucial in delivering the Organisation's mandate.

"Malaysia in particular, welcomes the continued cooperation between the United Nations and other organisations, particularly Asean and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) of which Malaysia is a member,” he said.

He said Myanmar remains one of the most challenging issues confronting the region, adding that Malaysia welcomes the landmark Resolution 2669 (2022) on the Situation in Myanmar, adopted by the Security Council on Dec 21, 2022.

He said Malaysia in this regard will continue to work closely and constructively with fellow Asean member States and the Council, in efforts towards achieving a peaceful and sustainable solution to the Myanmar political crisis.

"In this connection, we stress the need for a full and effective implementation of the Five-Point Consensus (5PC). We also recognise the tireless effort by the OIC in its solidarity to address the dire situation in the Middle East including the Palestinians.

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"We endorse the Final Communique of the open-ended emergency extraordinary meeting of the OIC Executive Committee on Oct 18, in finding ways for the Palestinian people to attain their inalienable rights to self-determination, in an independent and sovereign state of Palestine.

He said the call made by Secretary General through a New Agenda for Peace for robust regional frameworks and organisations ought to be supported and advanced.

"Malaysia will continue to contribute and participate actively in regional efforts to strengthen dialogue and cooperation in the maintenance of peace and security,” he added.

Khairi also said prolonged conflicts around the world has long cast a shadow over global peace with disastrous spill-over effects that continue to threaten international peace and security, adding that these conflicts unfortunately devastate lives, weakens institutions, disrupt economies, and fuel further instability.

"The detrimental impacts of conflicts often persist for many years. Against this background, conflict prevention and peaceful resolution are imperative.

"Malaysia is commited to the pacific settlement of disputes through peaceful means, firmly advocated on Chapter Six of the UN Charter,” he said, adding that sustaining peace is a collective effort that requires the active involvement of all relevant actors. - BERNAMA

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