Foreign Minister participates in Preparatory Ministerial Meeting for Summit of the Future
New York, Sept. 21 (BNA): Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, participated in the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting for the Summit of the Future, chaired by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, as part of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 78).
The Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered the following speech:
“The Kingdom of Bahrain, a country committed to building a prosperous and sustainable future for its people, believes that shedding light on pressing global challenges and issues is necessary and important, and we must all take into account that our decisions today will determine the path of our desired future. My country also believes in the necessity and importance of international cooperation and affirms its readiness to work with other countries to confront various challenges facing our world today.
The international community must develop a road map that defines the challenges and obstacles, and how to deal with them in a positive constructive manner in order to achieve the desired goal, which is the benefit of all humanity.
This requires setting the following necessary priorities:
- First: Emphasising the importance of adhering to the principles of the United Nations Charter in dealing with the challenges and crises facing the world for the good of humanity.
- Second: World peace and putting an end to the conflicts and disputes taking place in various countries. The lessons of past and present history have proven that development and prosperity cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of wars, conflicts, and destruction. This places a great responsibility on the United Nations to maintain international peace and security, and to end disputes and conflicts through diplomatic dialogue and political negotiations.
- Third: Consolidating the values of tolerance, peaceful coexistence, and human brotherhood away from fanaticism, extremism, and the exclusion of others, and promoting dialogue among countries, regardless of their differences in races, cultures, religions, and beliefs.
- Fourth: Intensifying efforts for serious and fruitful international cooperation that takes into account the interests of all peoples of the world and harnesses all resources, energies and capabilities in order to achieve the desired goals, and pave the way for all countries to contribute to charting the path to the future through effective and constructive cooperation.
- Fifth: Taking advantage of rapid technological developments, harnessing creativity and innovation to drive sustainable growth, and addressing current challenges represented by climate change, renewable energy, food and water security, organised crime, cybersecurity, and other challenges.
- Sixth: Focus on education to enhance the capabilities of young people and highly qualify them to be able to deal with current challenges and needs, understand the requirements of the future, and contribute to the prosperity of their countries and societies.
The Kingdom of Bahrain understands the importance of preparing for the future, and is keen to contribute positively to the efforts of the United Nations, for a brighter and more hopeful future. Bahrain believes in the importance of seizing this opportunity to align efforts, share experiences, propose constructive visions and ideas, and chart the path towards global development for a world that embraces innovation, inclusiveness, and sustainability.
The Kingdom of Bahrain believes that sustainable development and its global goals would be able to achieve the benefits that we all aspire to for humanity, and we should work to provide support and assistance to the least developed countries to enable them to achieve the goals of sustainable development and meet the requirements of their people for a decent living.
and may God’s peace, mercy, and blessings be upon you.”
The meeting was attended by Ambassador Jamal Al Rowaiei, the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations and the Foreign Minister’s accompanying delegation.