PM Ismail Sabri calls for peaceful resolution to Russia-Ukraine conflict, end to Palestinians suffering at Asean-US meet

A crowd turned up to greet Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on his return to Malaysia after having attended the Asean-US Special Summit in Washington DC.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 – The conflict between Russia and Ukraine must be resolved without a war, while the US can use its influence to bring an end to the suffering of the Palestinian people, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during his speech at a special conference chaired by US president Joe Biden in conjunction with Asean-US Special Summit. The summit concluded on Saturday.

Ismail, who spoke in Bahasa Malaysia, joined other state leaders to express their respective country’s stance on regional and international issues at the conference.

His speech was made available on his Facebook account.

“War does not do any good to any country and only bring suffering to innocent citizens. The Russia-Ukraine conflict have had an economic impact around the world including Malaysia.”

Ismail, who urged the United States to use their influence to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict peacefully, also said there must be an end to the Palestinian issue which has been going on for 74 years.

“The Palestinian State must be established as contained in the UN resolution i.e. with a border before the 1967 war with Jerusalem as the capital.”

On the South China Sea issue, he said Malaysia wanted the region to remain a free trade area without the intervention or provocation from any superpower.

He also stated the country’s stand of a diplomatic resolution to the issue of refugees from Myanmar and urged for help from the US in relocating the refugees to other countries.