SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 19TH TO 22ND MEETINGS (AM, PM & NIGHT)
GA/11952
23 SEPTEMBER 2017

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Statements

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WALID AL-MOUALEM, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Syria,…For decades, Israel had occupied Arab territories in Palestine and the Syrian Golan, committing crimes against innocent civilians.

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MAHMOUD ALI YOUSSOUF, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti, said…Only dialogue would bring peace back to Palestine, he said, where people had suffered for too long.

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ADEL AHMED AL-JUBEIR, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the most protracted in the region’s history and had led to a great deal of human suffering.  Nothing could justify the continuation of that conflict, particularly when there was widespread agreement over the two-State solution.  International determination was needed to make that solution a reality.

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SHAIKH KHALID BIN AHMED AL-KHALIFA, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bahrain, said…urther, he reiterated his country’s continued support for the Palestinian people and their legitimate aspirations to enjoy their rights, including an independent State.

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SALEUMXAY KOMMASITH, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Lao People’s Democratic Republic,…He also expressed hope that the Palestinian issue would be resolved through the creation of two independent States with internationally recognized borders.

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SIMON COVENEY, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, said…called for a peaceful and lasting solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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IBRAHIM ABDULKARIM AL-JAFARI, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iraq,…Peace in the Middle East called for the complete withdrawal of Israel from Palestinian lands and the establishment of an independent Palestinian State.

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KAMINA JOHNSON SMITH, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, said…On the Middle East, she said that the best solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis rested on a negotiated political settlement based on a just, lasting and comprehensive agreement that guaranteed the security of Israel and provided for a Palestinian State within internationally recognized borders.

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MOHAMED ASIM, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, said…Palestinians still lived without permanent peace or hope.

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IBRAHIM YACOUBOU, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigerians Abroad of Niger, said…Efforts had to be redoubled to assist the people of Palestine

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