KL pledges push for peace, moderation in UN role

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is committed to working with United Nations (UN) member countries in fighting for marginalised and vulnerable groups.

Foreign Ministry deputy secretary-general for multilateral affairs Datuk Ho May Yong said as a newly elected member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Malaysia aimed to continue advocating for peace and moderation. She said Malaysia would push for mediation as an approach to peaceful conflict resolution and promote the boosting of peacekeeping operations.

“There will also be continued discussion on UNSC reform,” she said here yesterday.

Ho said Malaysia looked forward to working with other UN members to fulfil its obligations in the UNSC.

UN Resident Coordinator for Malaysia Michelle Gyles-McDonnough said winning a non-permanent seat in the UNSC paved the way for the Malaysian government and people to maintain the principles of the charter through the country’s contributions in the UNSC.

“It is an important responsibility that the Malaysian government has taken on and… Malaysia will continue to have the support of other countries as it conducts its work in the UNSC.”

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