Peaceful Resolution Of Disputes Critical For Sustainable Peace In South Asia: Bilawal

Minister for Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Saturday stated peaceable decision of long-standing disputes in South Asia was important for sustainable peace and long-term prosperity of individuals

PHNOM PENH, Aug 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – sixth Aug, 2022 ) :Minister for Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Saturday stated peaceable decision of long-standing disputes in South Asia was important for sustainable peace and long-term prosperity of individuals.

Speaking on the twenty ninth ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial assembly right here, he stated, “We also believe that, while focusing on the Ukrainian conflict, the world must not lose sight of other disputes, protracted conflicts, and situations of foreign occupation, which have the potential to destabilize the entire Asia-Pacific region.” “We strongly condemn and reject illegal and unilateral measures to perpetuate unlawful occupation and to effect demographic changes in occupied territories, in gross violation of UN Security Council resolutions and international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention.” He stated such actions had vitiated the atmosphere for significant and result-oriented dialogue. Given the precise conducive circumstances, all excellent disputes may very well be resolved by way of dialogue and diplomacy within the curiosity of regional peace, stability, and prosperity.

He congratulated the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) household for coming collectively at this vital juncture within the collective efforts to advertise dialogue and cooperation for peace and stability within the Asia Pacific.

“As we gather today for in-person meetings after several months of long-distance diplomacy, our region and the world at large are beset with challenges in multiple domains.” “This is truly an inflection point in history, and the steps we take, or fail to take, would have profound consequences for the future,” the minister famous.

He stated the Covid-19 pandemic was unprecedented by way of its world scale in addition to socio-economic influence. The worldwide cooperation and solidarity that it engendered was additionally unparalleled.

“Yet, we also saw the unfortunate rise of the phenomenon of vaccine nationalism as countries competed for the same resources to save lives and protect their populations.” Going ahead, he stated it might be vital to develop mechanisms and processes for a extra coordinated response to future well being crises, undertake efforts to make sure vaccine fairness, and battle future pandemics in a extra humane method.

Covid-19 exacerbated the financial woes of countries from North to South. Supply chains had been disrupted, unemployment mounted, progress charges plummeted, and debt burden gathered, Bilawal continued.

He stated the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) was laudable for offering a lot wanted reduction to creating international locations in misery. “More can, and should, be done for reinforcing the recovery efforts, especially in the global South.” He referred to as local weather change an existential menace and stated its influence on sustainable improvement and human well-being was incalculable.

“As I speak, my country is ravaged by floods caused by unprecedented rains. Dozens of towns and villages have been inundated and thousands have been displaced,” he knowledgeable including, “We fear that the damage to crops would exacerbate food insecurity and inflation that have already reached alarming levels because of the current global trends.” “We need to collectively respond to the threat posed by climate change — by equitably sharing the burden and the responsibility. In order to mitigate its negative impact and to adapt meaningfully, the promised climate finance must be made available to the developing countries.

” “The skyrocketing of fuel and food prices has imposed new costs from economic to social to political. For citizens, the burden has been increasingly unbearable; for governments, the pressures unsustainable. The volatility of international markets is intensified due to heightened tensions and ongoing military conflict.” Bilawal burdened that pressing measures had been required to include and reverse these adversarial tendencies.

“The world community must join hands to find collective solutions, particularly those that work for the most gravely impacted nations. They have limited financial capacity and require greater international support, solidarity and cooperation.” He stated, “the most obvious challenge is evident in the realm of geo-politics. Today, the global environment is in tremendous flux, the international system distinctly fragile and adrift.” “Great power rivalries have accentuated; bloc politics seems to be returning; new groupings and small configurations are emerging with potential military dimensions in certain instances.” Confrontation won’t serve anybody’s curiosity, he opined and stated it’s going to solely end in disruption, destabilization and potential battle and the implications of such an eventuality could be grave not only for the protagonists, however for everybody.

“At this defining moment, it is indispensable to avoid unilateral and provocative actions and to proceed with the utmost caution and prudence. Pakistan believes that a recommitment to the fundamental principles of the UN Charter and to effective multilateralism is imperative. Equally imperative is the need to have a coherent vision of a world order based on peaceful coexistence, pacific settlement of disputes, win-win cooperation, and shared prosperity.” He expressed concern on the continuation of the Ukrainian battle and stated it mirrored the failure of diplomacy.

“Cessation of hostilities, continued focus on humanitarian needs, and resumption of sustained dialogue, are essential. However, challenging, the quest for a diplomatic solution in accordance with relevant multilateral agreements, international law, and the provisions of the UN Charter, must continue apace.” The minister stated a peaceable, steady, affluent and related Afghanistan was important for our area.

“Pakistan has emphasized the importance of inclusivity in governance and respect for the human rights of all Afghans, especially women and girls. There is also a shared expectation that Afghanistan’s soil will not be allowed to be used for terrorism against any country.” He emphasised that with a purpose to deal with the financial and humanitarian challenges, Pakistan had referred to as for de-freezing of Afghanistan’s monetary belongings and de-linking humanitarian help from political issues.

“Pakistan stands ready to work with ARF partners to strengthen this forum and to develop its linkages with other international platforms for confidence building and conflict prevention. Our aspiration for a Full Dialogue Partnership is a sign of our continued commitment to relations with ASEAN.”The minister stated Pakistan will stay a robust companion in all endeavors for peace, stability and improvement of our area and past.

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