Speaker stresses Bahrain’s support to Palestine

Amman, Bahrain reiterated its unwavering support to the Palestinians in their struggle to regain their inalienable rights and establish an independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital on the basis of the international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative (2002).

Addressing the 30th Arab Parliament (AP) Emergency Conference in Amman, Jordan, Council of Representatives Speaker Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal stressed the commitment of the Kingdom of Bahrain, led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, to the principled stance.

She said that the conference convenes at a critical phase in the history of the Arab and Islamic nations, urging unity and responsibility in supporting the Palestinian issue which remains central to Arabs and Muslims despite all regional challenges .

She underlined the responsibility and challenges facing all Arab parliaments and legislative councils to reach stances and resolutions that reflect the aspirations of Arab and Islamic peoples.

She called for a strong stance in line with the final communique of the Arab Foreign Ministers' Council meeting, which rejected any plan which does not take into account the aspirations of the Palestinian people and contradicts the international law and UN resolutions. She stressed the importance of renewing commitment to peace as strategic option to settle the Palestinian issue.

She underlined Bahrain's appreciation of the efforts exerted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his keenness on unifying Arab stances. She also called on the international community to assume its responsibility regarding of the protection of the Palestinian people.

The Speaker stressed the necessity for the final communique to reject all unilateral plans and proposals which fail to take into account the Palestinians' interests and inalienable rights.

Source: Bahrain News Agency