SEVENTY-FIFTH SESSION, 8TH & 9TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
GA/12270
24 SEPTEMBER 2020

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The security situation in the Middle East also featured prominently today as speakers addressed conflict in Yemen and developments in Israeli‑Palestinian relations.

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Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, said the Kingdom established relations with Israel to preserve the region’s security and stability, a step also taken by the United Arab Emirates, he noted.  The peace agreement with Israel, in exchange for the cessation of that country’s annexation of Palestinian lands, represents an opportunity for peace and reduced tension while preserving the firm position of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on the Palestinian issue, he said.

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Statements

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HAMAD BIN ISA AL KHALIFA, King of Bahrain, said… The peace agreement with Israel, in exchange for the cessation of Israel’s annexation of Palestinian lands, represents an opportunity for peace and reduced tension while preserving the firm position of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on the Palestinian issue.

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ADAMA BARROW, President of the Gambia, reaffirmed …On the Israeli‑Palestinian conflict, he urged taking into account the Arab Peace Initiative

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AZALI ASSOUMANI, President of Comoros, said… In that sphere, he pointed to oppression of the Palestinian people, underlining the necessity of an independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side in peace with Israel.

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ÚMARO SISSOCO EMBALÓ, President of Guinea‑Bissau, said… In the Middle East, he expressed hope that the question of Palestine could be resolved peacefully, with the Palestinian people having their own State, based on agreed upon borders.

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