SEVENTY-FOURTH SESSION, 5TH & 6TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
GA/12187
25 SEPTEMBER 2019

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BARHAM SALIH, President of Iraq, said…Diligent work is also required to deal with the Palestinian question and he underscored Iraq’s solidarity with the Palestinian people and their legitimate right to self‑determination.  Israel’s recent proposal to annex the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley can only prolong the crisis, he said, stressing that support for a comprehensive political solution in Yemen must also be a priority.

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MICHEL AOUN, President of Lebanon…He described Lebanon’s “discouraging” historical experience, which began in 1948 after waves of Palestinians came to the country, where they still live in camps awaiting a political solution and the implementation of resolution 194 (1948).  Meanwhile, reduced services provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) threaten to “turn Palestinian youth from ‘education candidates’ to ‘revenge candidates’.

He rejected Israel’s Judaization of Al‑Quds, methodical colonial policy, legislation that contravenes human rights and annexation of lands that were occupied by force.

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FAUSTIN ARCHANGE TOUADERA, Head of State of Central African Republic, said…In the Middle East, he advocated a two-State solution to the Palestinian-Israel conflict…

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MOHAMED OULD CHEIKH EL GHAZOUANI, President of Mauritania…Reiterating its support for Palestinians’ right to dignity and sovereignty in the context of an independent State with East Jerusalem as its capital…

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HAGE G. GEINGOB, President of Namibia…We cannot talk of leaving no one behind when we live in a world in which the people of Western Sahara and Palestine have been left behind”…

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FAIEZ MUSTAFA SERRAJ, President of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord of Libya…On peace in Middle East, he voiced support for a Palestinian independent State with East Jerusalem as its capital…

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JABER AL-MUBARAK AL-HAMAD AL SABAH, Prime Minister of Kuwait…He went on to say that the Palestinian question occupies a central and pivotal place in the Arab and Islamic worlds.  It is imperative to continue efforts to hold serious negotiations within a specific time frame, to end the Israeli occupation and establish an independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital.  He also called for the cessation of all Israeli settlement activities on occupied Palestinian land and of Israeli practices violating the sanctity of religious sites.

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