NEW YORK / WAM
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has reiterated the UAE’s support for the aspirations of the Palestinian people to self-determination, highlighting the country’s regional and international efforts to ease their suffering.
He made this statement as part of a solidarity message directed to Ambassador Cheikh Niang, Chair of the United Nations, UN, Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP), on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian, which falls on November 29.
In his message, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa highlighted the unprecedented critical period witnessed by the Palestinian people, in light of Israel’s ongoing aggression and its attempts to reinforce its occupation of Palestinian territories, stressing that it is the UN’s responsibility to end the suffering of the Palestinian people and urging Israel to end its unilateral measures and occupation.
He added that a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the region will not be achieved without the two-state solution, in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and relevant international resolutions.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa said, the UAE, under the framework of its joint responsibility with other Arab countries to support the Palestinian cause and improve security and stability in the region, reiterates its rejection of all escalating Israeli violations that have undermined the international efforts to advance the Middle East Peace Process. It also calls on the UN to shoulder its responsibility to end the suffering of the Palestinian people.