Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Thursday that the United Nations (UN) Security Council summit on preservation and settlement of peace, chaired by Gul himself, facilitated the exchange of views among the Council members.
Speaking to reporters at the end of the summit, President Gul said that it was the Council's sixth summit since its establishment in 1945.
Turkey feels distinguished for organizing and chairing this historic summit, Gul said.
In a presidential statement prepared by Turkey, which holds this month's presidency of the 15-member Security Council, and approved by members of the Security Council, the Council reaffirmed that international peace and security now require a more comprehensive and concerted approach, underlining the need to address root causes of conflicts.
The Council noted that development, peace and security and human rights are interlinked and mutually reinforcing, stressing the importance of preventive diplomacy and reiterating its commitment to consolidation of its partnership with regional organizations.
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