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Arab Parliament Affirms Support to Palestinian People to Establish Independent State with Jerusalem as Its Capital

04 July 2018

  • newsimage

The Arab Parliament affirmed its continuous support for the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in the face of the Israeli occupation plans so as to obtain their legitimate rights to establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

The State of Qatar took part in the closing session of the fifth meeting of the second legislative term at the Arab League headquarters, held Wednesday under the theme "Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine" with a delegation from the Advisory Council included Yousuf bin Rashid Al Khater, Saqr bin Fahd Saqr Al Muraikhi, Dr. Aisha bint Yousuf Al Mannai and Khalid bin Abdullah Rashid Al Buainain.

The Advisory Council's delegation also participated in the meetings of the Arab Parliament committees, including the Committee of Palestine, the Human Rights Committee and the Committee for the Review of the Arab Convention against Terrorism.

Speaker of the Arab Parliament Dr. Meshaal Al Salami said that the Parliament has intensified its activities and efforts to realize the aspirations and hopes of the Palestinian people by further confronting the occupation of Africa, confronting the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the occupying power and the transfer of the US embassy to Israel, and confronting the attempt of the Israeli entity to obtain a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

On the Libyan file, the Speaker of the Arab Parliament revealed that work is currently underway to bring the views of the Libyan parties closer to reaching a political settlement that ensures the preservation of the unity of the country, its sovereignty and territorial integrity. He expressed his condemnation and categorical rejection of the British House of Commons' discussion of a bill establishing a compensation fund that would allow the use of frozen Libyan assets in Britain, to compensate British families for the attacks of the Irish Republican Army, which London accuses the former Libyan regime of supporting it in the 1980s.

He stressed that the United Kingdom is bound by Security Council resolution No. 1973 of 2011 on the freezing of Libyan funds, as an international resolution binding on all relevant countries, including the United Kingdom.

Regrading the Iraqi file, the Arab Parliament voiced support for Iraq, expressing the hope that the recent elections will lead to the activation of dialogue, reconciliation and national unity among Iraqis.

The Parliament also announced the implementation of a plan to lift the name of Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism with the participation of a high level Sudanese delegation headed by Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Osama Faisal.

On the situation in Yemen, the Arab Parliament confirmed that it is closely monitoring the developments in the province of Hodeidah, which is witnessing an escalating humanitarian crisis.

Meanwhile, Dr. Al Salami the Arab Parliament's commitment to the political solution to resolve the crises experienced by some Arab countries as the most effective solution, starting with the conflict in Syria, which must be based on preserving the unity of the country and ensuring its independence and Arabism.