Brunei Urges UN to Act on Settlement of Palestinian Issue
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Brunei on Saturday urged the United Nations and relevant parties to take action to find a comprehensive and peaceful settlement of the Palestinian issue.
According to a speech text obtained by Xinhua, Brunei emphasized that peace, freedom, justice and self-determination are Palestine's fundamental rights at the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
"In our pursuit to leave no one behind, we should not forget the plight of those suffering from war, conflict and occupation," Lim Jock Seng, Brunei's Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade told UN member states, Xinhua news agency reported.
"Like everyone, the Palestinians also have hopes and dreams to be educators, doctors, engineers, artists, athletes and innovators, which are all for the good of humanity. However, for half a century, foreign occupation has tremendously hindered many of them from achieving their full human potential to contribute more towards global development," Lim said.
"As the legitimate and truly representative organization on the planet, the UN has a moral and legal obligation to enforce these rights and ensure accountability for actions that contravene international law. We continue to count on the UN as well as all relevant parties concerned to find a comprehensive and lasting peace and stability in the region," Lim stated.
"We have to press on with all efforts in translating the growing international recognition of the State of Palestine into positive changes on the ground, so that the Palestinians can pursue sustainable development in their own homeland," Lim added.