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Top Kuwait lawmaker: "World needs neutral third voice"

Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim
Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim
MOSCOW, June 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Thursday the world is in dire need of a principled neutral third voice that calls for applying law and justice amid lingering risks worldwide.
Addressing the Parliamentary Network of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Conference, held in Baku, Al-Ghanim said that the fact that the Palestinian issue remains unresolved is proof of continuing perils in different world regions.
He regretted that although the NAM was created 67 years back, the risks that led to its inception are still looming large, pointing out hypotheses pertinent to a potential third war, not to mention civil wars and regional tensions.
The speaker cited the old but unresolved dossier of Palestine and the Zionist occupation of Palestinian territories as a clear-cut paradigm in this regard.
He stressed that the major challenge for the movement now is how to promote its main idea of being moderate and fair.
Al-Ghanim thanked Azerbaijan for its proper management of the Non-Aligned Movement since it took over its rotating presidency three years ago, in addition to all efforts it has exerted during its term.
Focusing on the role of national parliaments in promoting global peace and sustainable development, the conference, which kicked off in Baku earlier today, brings together parliamentary delegations from more than 40 countries, and representatives of nine international parliamentary organizations. (pickup previous) fnk.mt