Manama: The Arab-South American summit has welcomed a political settlement in Syria and the outcome of the Syria peace talks at the level of foreign ministers in Vienna and stressed the significance of a full implementation of the UN Resolution 2216.

A communiqué issued on Wednesday at the end of the summit of Arab-South American Countries, known by its Portuguese and Spanish acronym ASPA, in the Saudi capital Riyadh has called on all legitimate parties in Yemen to respect the decisions adopted by the comprehensive national dialogue based on the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and on Security Council resolutions.

The communiqué urged all member countries to encourage negotiations in bilateral agreements in order to boost trade and the flow of investments in line with the national development policies and regional principles.

According to business reports, the volume of trade between Arab and South American countries is estimated to be around $30 billion annually, and both sides have stressed commitment to boost the figure.

The communiqué hailed he twinning of the Venezuelan capital Caracas and the Palestinian capital East Jerusalem signed in May 2015.

The 34 countries attending the summit, 12 from South America and 22 from the Arab world, expressed support to the efforts of the institutions of the legitimate government in Libya recognized by the United Nations to confront terror groups.

The countries stressed commitment to the integrity and safety of the Libyan territories, Saudi media reported late on Wednesday.

The communiqué stressed the significance of cooperation between Arab countries and Iran based on the principles of good neighbourliness and the non-use of force

The final statement condemned Iranian interference in the domestic affairs of Arab states as a violation of the international laws, the principle of good neighbourliness and the sovereignty of states. It called on Iran to refrain from acts of provocation that undermine confidence building and threaten security and stability in the region.

The two blocs called on Iran to respond to the request by the UAE to reach a diplomatic solution to the issue of the three islands in line with the United Nations Charter and the international law.

Regional and international efforts should be conjugated to achieve a world that is stable and free of all forms of risks and menaces that could be caused by nuclear proliferation, the statement said.

The communiqué condemned all forms and manifestations of terrorism and refused ti link it to any religion culture or race.

The next summit is scheduled to be held in Venezuela.