The international community has adopted the overwhelming majority of President Mahmoud Abbas’s vision to hold an international peace conference early next year to achieve the two-state solution, end the occupation, and achieve the independence of the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
In the open session held by the Security Council today, Monday, which was devoted to discussing President Abbas’s call for an international peace conference, the speakers supported his call, and stressed the need to support it, and the need to resolve the Palestinian issue in accordance with international law and international legitimacy, which confirms that the Palestinian issue was and remains unanimous. International and it holds a special place in him.
In this context, China affirmed its support for President Abbas’s initiative to hold an international peace conference. Its representative in the Security Council, Zhang Jun, said, “We support President Mahmoud Abbas’s initiative to hold an international peace conference, and we hope the international community will support this initiative to settle the Palestinian issue.”
He added, “Any solution to the Palestinian issue must take into account the views of both sides, and a solution must be reached through discussions and negotiations on an equal footing, and we should not impose any solution on any party.”
He called for “adherence to the understandings that have been reached and the cessation of settlements, as China agrees with the statement of the United Nations Special Coordinator that building settlements violates international law and undermines the two-state solution.”
Russia has renewed its demand to stop all that threatens the final status issues and the two-state solution, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said that we must work to fulfill all parties’ obligations, and to prevent any issues threatening the final status, such as settlement and annexation.
In his speech, he called for achieving peace on the basis of what was agreed upon in the Quartet, which must play its role to launch direct negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis, stressing that Russia calls for the start of these negotiations without any conditions.
He said: “We support all efforts of our partners in the Quartet and the Security Council, and are ready to cooperate in this context with our partners in the European Union, the United Nations, the United States and all parties, and President Mahmoud Abbas renewed his readiness to negotiate with Israel, and there is an international consensus on that which was expressed in the issued resolution.” On the Security Council in this regard. “
The United Kingdom, in turn, supported President Mahmoud Abbas’s call for an international peace conference, and called for a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, stressing that the settlements violate international law.
The representative of the United Kingdom, Jonathan Allen, said, “To build confidence, we must put an end to measures on the ground, especially building 5,000 settlement units in the heart of the West Bank, because expanding settlements violates international law,” denouncing the demolition of homes and the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes, particularly in East Jerusalem.
Germany also affirmed its support for President Mahmoud Abbas’s call for an international peace conference, and called on Israel to stop settlement expansion and demolition operations in all Palestinian lands.
The representative of Germany, Christoph Huysgen, called on Israel to stop settlement construction, including in East Jerusalem, to stop the demolition of Palestinian buildings there, and to permanently stop the annexation plan, stressing that his country rejects expanding settlements and does not recognize any changes to the 1967 borders, unless all parties agree to it and invite it. To implement United Nations Resolution 2334 with all its provisions.
The representative of Grenadine and Saint Vincent expressed her country’s welcome to President Mahmoud Abbas’s invitation to hold an international peace conference. She said, “The international community should support the establishment of the Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, and achieve a viable solution.”
She added, “The time has come to put an end to the occupation of the State of Palestine and for the international community to fulfill its promises, stressing that settlement and seizing Palestinian land by force is unacceptable,” calling for respect for international law and relevant United Nations resolutions, especially Resolution 2334, and the need to implement it.
For her part, the Dominican representative to the Security Council said: “We support the organization of an international peace conference according to a formula to be agreed upon without delay, and we call for respect for international law, the Charter and the decisions of the United Nations, while the Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam said that initiatives that achieve peace must be respected, in particular. President Mahmoud Abbas’s initiative to achieve peace, and “We believe in comprehensive peace and the realization of the Palestinian people’s right to their state on the occupied territories in 1967, which would achieve peace, and we express our solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle to obtain their rights and achieve a just solution. Palestine has the right to live in peace and in the shadow of a Palestinian state on the land occupied in 1967. ”
Tunisia renewed its support for President Mahmoud Abbas’s initiative to hold an international conference for the parties concerned to launch a real peace process.
Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Othman al-Jarandi said: “Today we are faced with a real opportunity to advance towards this noble goal by supporting President Abbas’s initiative to hold an international conference for the parties concerned to launch a real peace process based on international law and UN resolutions. To materialize this initiative, and we renew Tunisia’s permanent readiness to contribute to any constructive effort that ends the occupation and achieves peace, security and stability for the peoples of the region. “
France emphasized that the solution to the conflict would be two states living in peace and security, and it is the only realistic solution to ensure the stability of the region.
The representative of France said that the solution to the conflict would be two states living in peace and security on the borders of 1967 and Jerusalem as their shared capital, calling for a positive breakthrough that would allow the launch of negotiations on the basis of specific and realistic commitments of the two sides.
South Africa supported President Abbas’s call for an international conference for a real peace process, and its representative said, “We support President Mahmoud Abbas’s call for an international conference for a real peace process to settle all final status issues with a new impetus for reconciliation and peace in the Middle East, and we will continue to work with all countries to create a Palestinian state. Livable according to the internationally recognized borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The representative of Estonia to the Security Council said, “We call for a just and comprehensive peace, and everyone should make efforts for these negotiations, and our position is based on a two-state solution and a comprehensive peace that can be achieved through direct negotiations, taking into account the aspirations of both parties.”
For her part, the representative of Belgium affirmed that the settlement policy undermines the sustainability of a Palestinian state. She said, “The de facto, unabated annexation undermines confidence, and we need to restore confidence and we call for the resumption of dialogue in accordance with international law and agreed standards,” expressing Belgium’s support for the Office of the High Representative for Human Rights on the Land. Occupied Palestinian.
The representative of Indonesia said, “The international community must work to end Israel’s impunity, and a peace process must be started in accordance with the agreed international resolutions that end the conflict between the two parties.”
He stressed the need to support President Abbas’s initiative to hold an international conference to achieve peace under the auspices of the Quartet and other parties, while the representative of Niger said, “It is time for us to work to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israelis and support them at the negotiating table, to settle the conflict in a way that fulfills the legitimate aspirations to establish a viable Palestinian state.