Saqr Ghobash: We affirm our full solidarity with the Palestinian people

Cairo: “The Gulf”

Saqr Ghobash, President of the Federal National Council, stressed that the Palestinian issue has always been at the top of the UAE’s foreign policy priorities, since its establishment, and has resisted, together with brother countries, politically and diplomatically all measures Israelis. and decisions aimed at erasing the identity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, or changing it, or Changing the legal and historical status of Jerusalem, and its Arab and Islamic character.

Speaking at the 33rd emergency conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, held today in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on the Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, he said: The UAE did not leave an opportunity but made sure to open all doors to defend the rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, especially their right to self-determination and the establishment of their independent state, for this matter, as everyone knows, he was at the forefront of the interest of the founder of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, may God bless their souls. Also on His Highness’s list of interests is Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, as with all Arab affairs, as they are deep in his interest. History will continue to be the best testimony that our state, leadership and people always stand with the Palestinian people and support their just cause in all circumstances.

At the beginning of the conference, Ghobash, the heads of parliaments and their members observed a minute of silence to read Al-Fatihah and pray for the late Sheikh Khalifa, God willing, may God have mercy on him.

Fawzia Zainal, President of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Bahrain, said: I express my sincere condolences and deep condolences to Their Highnesses, Members of the Supreme Council, rulers of the brother Emirates, and brother Saqr Ghobash, President of the Federal National Council, and to all the brother people of the Emirates, for the death of the late, Almighty God. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, may God have mercy on him, and we ask Almighty God to bless him with his great mercy, dwell in his vast gardens and perpetuate the rebirth of the Emirates under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan , President of the State, may God protect you.

In his speech during the conference, Ghobash commended all participating delegations for their quick response to holding this meeting. I am honored to convey to our brotherly Palestinian people the sincere feelings of brotherhood of the leaders and people of the UAE, and your full solidarity with them, in restoring all their legitimate rights and establishing their independent Palestinian state on the borders of the 4th of June 1967. with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The delegation included members of the Parliamentary Division of the National Council group: Nasser Al-Yamahi, group leader, Obaid Al-Salami, deputy group leader, Naima Al-Mansoori, Aisha Laitim, Ahmed Al-Shehhi, members of the Council, Dr. Omar Al-Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Council, and Afra Al-Basti, Under Secretary General for Parliamentary Communication.

Ghobash said: We meet today in our emergency meeting, and we are full of hope and confidence that we will achieve a strong and unified position that will rise to the level of the aspirations of the Arab peoples and their aspirations regarding their first crucial cause, the Palestinian cause. Especially the recent attacks that violated the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Emirates condemned them as soon as they occurred, and demanded their immediate cessation, and respect for the absolute right of Palestinians to perform their prayers and rituals. . . At the same time, the United Arab Emirates stressed the need to respect the role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in caring for the holy sites and endowments in the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and not undermine the powers of the Administration of Endowment of Jerusalem. and the matters of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in accordance with international law and the existing historical situation, and the agreements concluded in this regard. We also commend the role of King Mohammed VI, King of the Kingdom of Morocco and Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, in supporting the steadfastness of the people of Jerusalem and the defense of the holy city. Ghobash said: I’m sure we’re all interested in transparency. and candor to stop and prevent Israeli practices that lead to a dangerous escalation and threaten the security of the entire region, and that settling for temporary and palliative solutions will not achieve the results that can be assured during the next stage. Therefore, we must adhere to the mechanisms to implement a permanent, fair and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian question in accordance with the three fixed pillars: the relevant international references, the Arab Peace Initiative and the return to the June 4 borders. of 1967. , so that the Palestinian people can establish their independent state on their national soil. And its capital is East Jerusalem. At the end of his speech, he said: “We pray to God to enlighten our perceptions so that we can achieve for our people and people in dear Palestine what they expect, and what we expect for them, of stability, peace and progress, and God is a sure good.”

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