In an interview with Muscat Daily
, María, who was in Oman final week, stated, “I attach great value to the contribution of Oman towards the work of United Nations in many areas as a member state which is committed to multilateralism, international law and the peaceful settlement of disputes. We need countries that support diplomatic solutions for today’s complex challenges through dialogue, moderation and mutual respect and Oman is one of them.”
For attaining peace within the Middle East which appears to be a unending difficulty after the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem, María stated that peace and safety within the area is without doubt one of the nice challenges, together with the problem of Palestine. “I am aware that Oman has been playing a very constructive role in this regard. I know, for instance, that Oman is currently offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians to come together, although not acting as mediator.”
On what Oman can do to assist obtain peace within the Israeli-Palestinian battle, she stated, “I would encourage initiatives that seek to defuse tensions and promote dialogue with both parties and all relevant stakeholders towards a peaceful, comprehensive, just and durable solution for this thorny issue. I look forward to continuing our joint efforts to work closer together and achieve the common goal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
She stated that because the UN maintains its dedication to multilateral relations whereas proposing various essential and urgent reforms for an ever extra linked world, Oman’s contribution is of nice worth in lots of areas.
María was in Oman to carry conferences on multilateralism, the priorities of the present session of UNGA, together with ladies and youth empowerment, in addition to cooperation between Oman and the UN. She additionally delivered a lecture on ‘The importance of multilateralism and the role of the General Assembly in the maintenance on international peace and security’ on the National Defence College.
Speaking in regards to the greatest threats to world peace and safety now and the way they could possibly be addressed, María stated, “There are many challenges to peace and security today. The most important of all is the fact that we can only find real solutions by means of international cooperation and negotiation in which the UN has always a key role to play. I wish to emphasise the importance of prevention and of addressing the root causes of conflicts and how collective measures can be effective in this regard.”
On essentially the most essential and urgent reforms that the UN should undergo within the subsequent 5 years, María stated that it’s within the midst of a reform course of that’s essential in guaranteeing its effectiveness, credibility and relevance in an more and more troubled world.
“The General Assembly has a central function on this complicated course of, together with within the revitalisation of its personal work because the world’s most consultant physique.
“Reform of the Security Council is at the top of that agenda, because member states believe that it is long overdue. I am working closely with them to move the process of reform forward.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily