Bassil during Arab, Latin countries foreign ministers’ meeting: We share need for balanced international system

NOVEMBER 09, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Foreign and Expatriates Minister Jibran Bassil said that Arab and South American Countries converge on the need for the rule of the principles of international law in international relations, notably the principle of resolving conflicts through peaceful means, and non-interference in the internal affairs of States.

“We share with the Latin Countries the wish to see a balanced international order based on the principles of dialogue, pluralism and balance, instead of fighting, isolation and unilateralism,” Minister Bassil said on Monday during a meeting of Arab and Latin Countries’ Foreign ministers, prior to the holding of their summit tomorrow.

Bassil also lauded South American countries’ firm stand beside the just world causes, notably the Arab ones, most prominent of which the Palestinian cause.

On the other hand, Arab Foreign Ministers Council met in an extraordinary session on Quds developments, notably in terms of Israeli assaults against Al-Aqsa Mosque. The extrordinary meeting was presided over by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Ben Zayed al- Nahya, in the presence of Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi.

Delivering Lebanon’s word at the meeting, Bassil emphasized relentless support ot the Palestinian cause, saying Palestine shall remain alive till the realization of a Palestinian state, with the final solution securing the return of all Palestinian refugees to their homeland, in respect of related international resolutions and the full implementation of the Arab peace initiative.

Bassil also stressed the dire need for an Arab unity in the face of the state terrorism practiced by Israel.