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18/ 09/ 2002
OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINISTERS OF
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND HEADS OF DELEGATION OF THE NON-ALIGNED
MOVEMENT DURING THE GENERAL DEBATE OF THE 57TH SESSION OF THE
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
(...) We [the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of the Non-Aligned
Movemen] welcome the decision by the Government of Iraq to allow the unconditional return of weapons inspectors in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions. In this regard, we wish to encourage Iraq and the United Nations to intensify their efforts in search of a lasting, just and comprehensive solution to all outstanding issues between them in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. We reaffirm the respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of Iraq and Kuwait in accordance with the relevant Security Council Resolutions. We emphasise the urgent need for a peaceful solution of the issue of Iraq in a way that preserves the authority and credibility of the Charter of the United Nations and international law as well as peace and stability in the region. (...)