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UN HEADQUARTERS: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario delivers the Philippine Statement at the opening of the 67 th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 1 October 2012. In his statement, Secretary del Rosario highlighted the importance of the Rule of Law and the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes. In underscoring that “right is might”, Secretary del Rosario stressed the need to “respect the international legal framework to utilize institutions and adhere to commitments in treaties and conventions. For in so doing, we create global norms that will serve our nations in good stead today and in the future, and we will preserve the one great institution that we have charged with promoting peace and prosperity in our world, our United Nations.”

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario and the President of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremic at their bilateral meeting at the UN Headquarters. At the meeting, President Jeremic underscored his firm expression of “utmost attentiveness and energy to the Philippine initiatives at the United Nations on the peaceful settlement of disputes.”

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario shakes hands with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at the meeting of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers with the UN Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly.

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario joins the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Foreign Ministers, and other high-level representatives after issuing a joint call for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario and ASEAN Foreign Ministers during the meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the General Assembly at the sidelines of the 67 th Session of the UN General Assembly. The meeting discussed strengthening ASEAN-UN Cooperation, global and regional concerns on the peaceful settlement of disputes, and the importance of regional organizations and multilateral diplomacy.

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario prepares to deliver his intervention during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting with the UN Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly. In his intervention, he emphasized that the rule of law is “an integral component for the peaceful settlement of disputes”. He likewise stressed the vital role of the United Nations and regional organizations, such as ASEAN, in making sure that nations adhere to their international commitments to settle disputes through peaceful means.

 

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario and Undersecretary Erlinda F. Basilio discuss regional issues before the start of the Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (IAMM) held at the sidelines of the opening of the 67 th Session of the UN General Assembly .

 

Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including the Philippines’ Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario met with their counterpart United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss wide-ranging issues, including regional peace, stability and security, the peaceful settlement of disputes and maritime issues.

 

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bob Carr reaffirmed the healthy state of relations between the Philippines and Australia which are based firmly on common interests and shared objectives.

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario shakes the hand of Bahrain Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al-Khalifa during a meeting at the sidelines of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Together with Secretary del Rosario is Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Deles.

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario and Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Mohamed Bolkiah reaffirm Philippines—Brunei Darussalam ties during a meeting at the sidelines of the 67 th session of the United Nations General Assembly here. Both emphasized the importance of bilateral relations in pursuing shared goals and common aspirations.

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario meets with OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu at the sidelines of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Secretary del Rosario reaffirmed the Philippine Government’s commitment to advance the peace processes for all stakeholders, particularly in the Southern Philippines.

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario and the Republic of South Africa’s Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane exchange copies of the Bilateral Consultative Forum Agreement (BCF). Both signed the agreement at the sidelines of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The agreement is seen to bolster cooperative ties and raise to a higher level the collaboration between the Philippines and South Africa.

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario emphasizes a point as Minister of Foreign Affairs Surapong Tovichakchaikul listens intently during a meeting between the Philippines and Thailand at the sidelines of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

 

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario and Secretary of the State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague shake hands after reaffirming the importance of bilateral ties between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

 

Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Erlinda F. Basilio and Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Libran N. Cabactulan engage in discussions before the Secretary addresses the 193-member body.

 

Dignitaries and officials from different delegations and UN Offices congratulate Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario after address at the opening of the 67 th Session of the General Assembly.