Vietnam advocates peaceful settlement of Israel-Palestine conflict

(VOVworld) – The UN Security Council organized an open debate on the situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian question on Monday. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned attacks on Israeli civilians carried out Palestinians and Israel’s retaliatory activities in the Gaza Strip. He called on Israel and Palestine to quickly resume constructive dialogue and refrain from actions that may fuel conflicts in Gaza.

Vietnam advocates peaceful settlement of Israel-Palestine conflict - ảnh 1

In her address, Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nguyen Phuong Nga said “Vietnam advocates the peaceful settlement of the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict in accordance with relevant UN resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, aiming at achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting solution, ensuring legitimate interests of all parties concerned. Ambassador Nga said constructive dialogue, negotiation, and the employment of other peaceful means are the only realistic way to settle international disputes. She called on all parties concerned to uphold their determination to resolve the conflict through negotiations, and refrain from any action of violence and hostility that escalates tension, while urging Israel to immediately halt illegal settlement activities, land confiscation, construction of separation walls, and strictly abide by international humanitarian and human rights law. Vietnam has always supported the struggle of the Palestinian people for their fundamental rights, especially the sacred right to self-determination and establishment of an independent state, she said, adding that Vietnam calls for an early resumption of negotiations between parties concerned and welcomes renewed efforts by the United Nations, the Quartet, the League of Arab States and regional countries to help promote the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on all core issues, with a view to achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East.