Saudi Arabia has affirmed its support to the Palestinian case, confirming that it is one of the most important priorities of the kingdom’s foreign policy since its establishment and the central issue is that the Palestinian people obtain their legitimate rights.
The statement comes during a speech delivered on Monday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasel.
Dr. Al-Wasel reiterated the Kingdom’s firm position on the Arab-Israeli conflict, stressing the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, the restoration of their land and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1976 borders with Al-Quds as its capital.
Ambassador Dr. Al-Wasel referred to the Kingdom’s rejection of the law of the “national state of the Jewish people”, pointing out that it contradicts the provisions of the international law and obstructs efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, calling at the same time on the international community to address this law and any Israeli attempts aimed at perpetuating racial discrimination against the Palestinian people and obliterating their national identity.
He called on the international community to support the Palestinian cause, stressing Saudi Arabia’s full support for all international initiatives and efforts aimed at saving the peace process and the two-state solution.