OIC Condemns and Rejects Brazil’s Decision to Open a Trade Office in Al Quds/Jerusalem – Press Release

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Arabic: العربية


Date: 21/12/2019

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) voiced its firm condemnation of Brazil’s opening of a trade office in Al Quds/Jerusalem, a measure which it considers as fully in conflict with the principles of international law and UN Security Council resolutions, particularly Res. No. 478 which invites any state that has established diplomatic missions in Al Quds/Jerusalem to see to its withdrawal.

The OIC expressed its profound disappointment at the Brazilian Government’s change of their longstanding position known for its commitment and adherence to international law and its support for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. The OIC also invited the Brazilian Government to rescind this step which represents a partial stand in favour of the Israeli occupation and a supportive act for the Israeli occupant’s policies aimed at altering the legal and historical status of the occupied city of Al Quds/Jerusalem and which is susceptible to seriously damage the common interests and relations between Brazil and the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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