UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the United Nations, Mahamadamin Mahmadaminov, on Friday called on the international community to undertake urgent collective measures to stop wars and settle conflicts.
"Maintenance of peace and security is an issue of top priority for the entire international community. For this reason, in order to stop wars and settle conflicts the international community must bear responsibility and undertake urgent collective measures," Mahmadaminov told the Security Council ministerial-level open debate on the topic of "Maintenance of international peace and security upholding the UN Charter," which opened the previous day.
"The UN Charter's norms and principles retain their fundamental significance in international relations," he said, adding that he fully agrees with what UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that "peace, justice, human dignity, tolerance, and solidarity are enshrined in the Charter and bind us together."
"Indeed, we can only succeed if we work together," the Tajik UN ambassador added.
He noted that the negative aspects of such phenomena as international terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crime, drug trafficking, exacerbation of environmental issues "pose a serious threat to the international community."
"The current situation requires that all countries take more robust actions and make firm commitments through facilitating regional cooperation and partnerships based on fair, effective and mutually beneficial economic relations," he said.
"Therefore, Tajikistan calls upon all those concerned to maximize their efforts for a speedy and full settlement of the long-lasting and current conflicts in different parts of the world, in particular in the Middle East," said the ambassador.