Riyadh, Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Al-Sheikh, the Speaker of the Shura Council, affirmed that the Kingdom, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, is keen to support the kingdom's brotherly countries with all means and has used its Islamic, political and economic status at the Arab, Islamic and international levels in order to achieve justice and lift injustice.
He made the remarks in a speech delivered at the 14th session of the Conference of the Union of Councils of the OIC Member Countries which began in Rabat this evening with the participation of the heads of the Councils of the OIC Member States.
He added that the Kingdom's positions on regional and international issues are firm and clear, as the Palestinian issue is at the forefront of its concerns, in recognition of the high Islamic status of Al-Quds Al-Sharif.
He stressed that the Palestinian issue has been and still is the first concern of the Kingdom in defending the rights of the Palestinian people until they have full rights in their territory.
He stated that "My country, in its support for the Palestinian cause, is firmly committed to the restoration of all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, foremost of which is the establishment of an independent Palestinian State on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. The Kingdom has the honor of being the world's foremost supporter of the Palestinian people financially and morally, reiterating its firm position of rejecting any decision calling for the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli occupation forces. This was confirmed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in his recent meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and that resolving the Palestinian issue is important not only for the stability of the Middle East, but for the stability of the world, and in this regard we appreciate the efforts of Islamic countries to support a just solution to this issue."
Source: Saudi Press Agency