UN Secretary General Guterres: Gulf countries should unite to promote regional peace and security
On October 20, local time, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres pointed out at the UN Security Council Ministerial Meeting on the Gulf Situation that in view of the complex and multifaceted challenges facing the Gulf region, it is necessary to think more deeply about all parties, especially the Security Council.
How can we unite and promote peace and security in the region?
Guterres said in his speech that the Gulf region is facing complex and multifaceted challenges, and the situation in Yemen is of particular concern.
The nearly six-year war has destroyed the lives of millions of Yemenis and undermined efforts to build trust in the region.
He said: “I have always called for an immediate global ceasefire, focusing
on a real battle: the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yemen is an example that particularly needs an immediate ceasefire.” He said, on Zhou’s progress brought a glimmer of hope.
Both parties to the conflict took encouraging steps and released more than 1,000 prisoners of war
which was the largest exchange of prisoners of war since the beginning of the conflict.
Guterres said: “This action not only reunited many Yemeni families with their loved ones
but also showed that the two sides can reach an agreement and keep their promises.”
At the same time, Guterres emphasized that the situation in the Gulf has highlighted the
urgent need for collective efforts to reduce tensions and prevent conflicts.
and said that the United Nations will continue to help reduce tensions in the Gulf region and is ready to
convene regional dialogues at any time, while fully supporting Kuwait’s efforts to promote
dialogue and resolve tensions between members of the Gulf Cooperation Council.