| 23.09,11. 03:51 PM |
Suleiman at Security Council: Avoiding Conflicts Requires Implementing U.N. Resolutions
The prevention of conflicts requires the implementation of the binding resolutions issued by the U.N. Security Council, President Michel Suleiman said Thursday in New York, as Lebanon assumed the rotating presidency of the Security Council.
Addressing the council in his capacity as its rotating chairman, Suleiman said “the issuance of Resolution 1701 by the Security Council was a necessary measure in order to stop the devastative war, and the Security Council should halt Israel’s threats and violations and force its withdrawal” from the occupied Lebanese territories.
“We stress that dialogue, communication and tolerance are the best tool to confront extremism and bigotry and it is normal to strengthen the culture of peace in order to prevent conflicts,” Suleiman added.
“Let us unite out efforts for the sake of a world dominated by the respect of the other,” he called on the council’s member states.