20 September 2022

King Abdullah II: Palestinian People's Right to Self-determination Cannot Be Denied

  • Jordan

New York, September 20 (QNA) - King Abdullah II of Jordan called on the international community to send a strong message regarding support for the rights of Palestinian refugees, considering that peace is still elusive in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

In his speech during the opening of the high-level debate of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Jordanian monarch stressed that ending the conflict lies in the two-state solution in accordance with United Nations resolutions that leads to the establishment of an independent, sovereign and viable Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, calling on the international community to put pressure towards ending this conflict.

He said that one of the most prominent principles on which the United Nations was founded is the right of all peoples to self-determination, and this right cannot be denied to the Palestinians and their inviolable national identity," stressing his country's commitment, in this context, to preserving the legal and historical status and identity of the city of Jerusalem, based on the Hashemite custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites.

Meanwhile, the Jordanian monarch, in his speech, touched on the crises the world is going through, including climate change and the repercussions of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the faltering economic situation as well as food insecurity and its impact, especially on developing countries, stressing, in this regard, that no country alone can address the climate crisis and its impact on the environment, saying, "We need partnerships capable of bringing about real change."

The Jordanian king considered that supply chains have been disrupted as a result of the crisis in Ukraine, stressing that this requires joint measures to ensure easy access to food at an appropriate cost, and to speed up the arrival of basic food commodities to needy countries. (QNA)


General, Arab Affairs, Arab Countries, Jordan
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