Rabat, – HE Speaker of the Advisory Council Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khulaifi has stressed that Qatar, under the wise leadership of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, has firm positions towards supporting Palestinian people and has continued backing and defending their legitimate rights in all international forums in order that they achieve a just peace and establish their independent state with Al Quds Al Sharif as its capital.

Delivering a speech before the 24th conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union which kicked off today in Rabat, His Excellency said that the Palestinian cause is the central issue of the Arab nation.

He added that Israeli actions in Palestinian territories- including killing, displacement, assassinations, house demolitions, land leveling and dismemberment of cities and building settlements as well as barriers and the construction of the racist wall, along with incursions and desecration, murder, detention and displacement of the population in Al Quds and the excavations under Al-Aqsa Mosque to destroy it as well as building a fence barrier around it. All these show that this arrogant enemy does not care nor fear UN resolutions, including resolution No 2334 issued in December 2016, which said that all Israeli settlements are illegal and constitute a violation of international law, he said.

HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council pointed also to Israel’s recent issuance of a set of laws forcing Palestinian citizens to leave their homeland, adding “we want peace based on justice and international law and based on the internationally recognized resolutions and the and the principle of land for peace.” On the reinvigoration of the Arab common market, HE Al Khulaifi said it has become an inevitable reality imposed by the desire to stay among the ranks of leading countries, pointing out that changes taking place in the world posed challenges associated with globalization, which in turn imposes social, political and economic burdens on the Arabs in general.

He praised the Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in to secure its stability and defend the safety and security of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), stressing the importance of a political solution in accordance with the GCC initiative and the outputs of the comprehensive national dialogue and Riyadh Conference .

HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council also hoped that Libya would overcome the challenges facing its people, expressing hope that the security and stability would prevail all over the country.

Regarding Syria, he deplored the continued suffering of Syrian people- including killing and arrests, displacement and destruction of property by the Syrian regime.

He hoped that the conference would achieve its objectives in coordinating positions and strengthening cooperation between the participants to reach decisions and recommendations that meet the aspirations of the Arab people towards further progress. (MORE)

Source: Qatar News Agency