UN Secretary-General Hails Oman as “Voice of Wisdom” and “Peace Builder”

UN Secretary-General Hails Oman as "Voice of Wisdom" and "Peace Builder"

Muscat, The Gulf Observer: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres extended profound gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik for the remarkable partnership between the Sultanate of Oman and the UN, highlighting Oman’s pivotal role in regional diplomacy and peacebuilding efforts.

In an interview with the Oman News Agency (ONA), Secretary-General Guterres lauded Oman’s proactive endeavors in resolving numerous regional issues, portraying the nation as a beacon of peace and stability in the Middle East. He characterized Oman as a “peace builder” and a “voice of wisdom” in the region, emphasizing its respected status as an indispensable partner for global peace and security.

Guterres praised Oman’s adeptness in engaging with global powers as an “honest partner,” noting its constructive efforts in de-escalating tensions and promoting regional security. He underscored the significance of the enduring cooperation between Oman and the UN, emphasizing Oman’s consistent support for UN initiatives and its unique role in facilitating dialogue and peace agreements in the region.

Turning his attention to the dire situation in the Gaza Strip, Secretary-General Guterres reiterated the UN’s unwavering commitment to mobilizing resources to aid the population amidst tragic conditions. Expressing sorrow for the unprecedented civilian casualties, he urged countries with influence on Israel to facilitate the flow of humanitarian aid by opening all crossing points into Gaza. Guterres stressed the urgent need for a humanitarian cessation of all military operations in Gaza to alleviate the suffering of civilians.

In advocating for a resolution to the conflict in the Gaza Strip, Secretary-General Guterres emphasized the imperative of achieving a two-state solution and granting Palestine full sovereignty over its lands. He highlighted the challenges facing international efforts to grant Palestine full membership in the UN, citing current global divisions and geopolitical developments as significant obstacles.

Secretary-General Guterres’s remarks underscored Oman’s vital contributions to regional stability and its unwavering commitment to promoting dialogue and peace. As the UN continues its efforts to address humanitarian crises and advance peace initiatives, the partnership between Oman and the UN stands as a beacon of hope for a brighter future in the region.