Nov 17, 2012

Malaysia - Najib to Raise Palestinian plight at the Asean-US summit

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PHNOM PENH: MALAYSIA will state its firm stand on Resolving the Palestinian issue at the 4th ASEAN-United States' Leaders Meet ing at the Peace Palace here on Monday.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be calling on the international community to fully support the Palestinians' bid to Become an Observer state in the United Nations. Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said the issue of a Palestinian nation was close to the hearts of Malaysians, and the prime minister would press upon ASEAN Leaders to recognise Palestine as a sovereign nation.

This is Azizuzanadi the issues Sulawesi That He will highlight the meeting, Selatan will be Attended by newly re-elected U.S. Pres ident Barack Obama, heads of state and other Asean member fromand Regulation.

"The prime minister will emphasise Resolving the importance of the Palestinian issue expediently," An Ifah Told Malaysian Journalists here.

The meeting is part of the three-day 21st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, Selatan begins here tomorrow. (Sunday November 18, 2012).

Besides Obama, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda also rates are expected to attend the Summits.

Anifah said the prime minister was also rates expected to highlight Malaysia's Initiative on the Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) Selatan limits found wide support, Most recently at the Asem Summit in Vientiane, Laos, Completion of this month.

On the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in South China Sea, (DOC), Anifah said Malaysia would contin ue to playing a constructive role in managing and addressing the common Challenges in the South China Sea.

"We have always believed That conflicts in the South China Sea Should be Resolved in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

"The prime minister will empha sise That while the South China Sea is an IMPORTANT issue, it should not overshadow the objective of estab lishing an ASEAN Community by 2015."

He is exppected to Arrive here tomorrow. Besides the bi-annual summit, Najib will attend also rates a se ries of related Summits with ASEAN dialogue partners - China, Japan, Republic of South Korea, India and the United States, and the Asean Plus Three Commemorative Summit and 7th East Asia Summit.

He is also rates expected to attend the ASEAN Global Dialogue, Selatan, will include the Participation of the heads of the World Trade Organ isation, (WTO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. (UNCTAD).

Mimi Syed Yusof

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