Maliki: Israel evades the two-state solution to consolidate its occupation
- 2019-07-04 16:16:47
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Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Thursday accused Israel of abandoning a two-state solution to consolidate its occupation of the Palestinians.
"Israel is trying to evade the two-state solution and is in violation of all international laws, including the occupation of territory by force, and it is no secret that the occupation," Maliki said at the opening of the fourth edition of the East Asian Conference for Cooperation in Support of Palestinian Development held in Ramallah for the first time. Wants to end the two-state solution. "
"The Israeli occupation is trying with all its might to expel us from our land, to replace the settlers, to get the largest tracts of land and the least number of residents."
"The Sibad conference is an effective model to build bridges of communication and transfer successful experiences in East Asia to Palestine, which supports the two-state solution, especially under the control of Israel on the Palestinian economy."
Maliki stressed that any "attempts to turn the political solution to illusion and provide an economic solution will be doomed to failure because all these plans seek to keep the occupation."
For his part, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said that the Sibad conference will contribute significantly to support Palestine and UNRWA and that it will contribute to supporting development in Palestine.
UNRWA had succeeded in overcoming its crisis last year because of the support of the world community and its belief in the rights of the Palestinians. He hoped that UNRWA would be able to provide the necessary support for its work during the current year, thanking all those who acted immediately to support UNRWA.
For his part, Japan's envoy to the Middle East peace process, Masaharu Kono, said that the idea of â€‹â€‹Sibad was to use the power of East Asian development to contribute to peace in the Middle East by building the institutions of the Palestinian state and strengthening the Palestinian economy.
The countries of Sibad are Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, the Sultanate of Brunei and Palestine. The observer countries and organizations in South Korea, Egypt, Jordan, the International Quartet, the League of Arab States, , UNRWA and the Islamic Development Bank.