Monday, January 17
08:05 AM

‘Let’s work for sustainable peace in Middle East’


Muscat – While stressing its support for peace in the Middle East and other areas of the world, Oman has underscored the Palestinian cause and the legitimacy of the Palestinian people’s demand for independence.

In a speech before the United Nations’ 76th session in New York, which was dedicated to Clause 39 (Palestinian file), Oman supported the two-state solution and the Palestinian people’s call for the establishment of their own state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with international law, resolutions of the Security Council and the Arab Peace Initiative.

H E Dr Mohammed Awadh al Hassan, Oman’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said, “This is not the first time that the UN has met to discuss the Palestinian issue, which has remained a key issue on the UN agenda since 1945.”

He affirmed Oman’s support for peace efforts in the Middle East and other regions of the world, and at the same time its support for international law.
He added that Oman calls on the international community to work together towards establishing a just and sustainable peace in the Middle East that takes into account the interests and rights of all parties. “It is the strategic option for settling the conflict in the Middle East, which can only be achieved through respect for law and achievement of justice.”

H E Dr Hassan also affirmed that the sultanate is concerned about the continuing policy of aggression, settlement, military escalation and abuse of civilians, including women and children, and that such a course of action and practices do not serve peace.

“Israel’s lack of respect for international law and the international community’s inaction in shouldering its responsibilities towards the Palestinian people have been the main reason why so many violations were committed against the Palestinian people. These practices caused real tragedies to the Palestinian, who have become isolated from the world – a situation that should not go unchallenged,” he said in his speech.

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