SEVENTY-FIFTH SESSION, 12TH & 13TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
GA/12272
26 SEPTEMBER 2020

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MUHYIDDIN MOHD YASSIN, Prime Minister of Malaysia, noted…Describing the situation in Palestine as a glaring failure for the United Nations, he expressed support for efforts by the Middle East Quartet (United Nations, United States, European Union, Russian Federation) to find a mutually agreeable path for the parties to re-engage towards a negotiated, peaceful settlement.

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SOPHIE WILMES, Prime Minister, in charge of Beliris and Federal Cultural Institutions of Belgium, highlighted…

In the wider Middle East, peace will remain elusive without a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian question, she said.  Israel’s plans to lend official status to occupied Palestinian lands must be abandoned, she stressed, advocating instead a viable two-State solution based on international law and United Nations resolutions.

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While acknowledging that the 15 Security Council members are not always able to resolve conflict, she outlined Belgium’s contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)…

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SAAD-EDDINE EL OTHMANI, Head of Government of Morocco, said… To that end, Morocco remains committed to providing a neutral forum for dialogue among stakeholders there, he emphasized.  On the question of Palestine, he stressed that no just or lasting peace will be possible unless the Palestinian people are able exercise their right to self-determination and to establish a viable State, with East Jerusalem as its capital.  As Chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Committee, Morocco firmly believes that Jerusalem must be protected as humanity’s common heritage, as confirmed in the Jerusalem Appeal signed by Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI in 2019, he declared.

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WALID AL-MOUALEM, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Syria, said…and just like Israel suffocates Palestinians on a daily basis.

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Reiterating Syria’s steadfast support for the Palestinian people’s right to establish their own State, he said refugees must be guaranteed the right to return in line with international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

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