Egypt regrets Security Council failure to enable Palestine UN full memberships



Thu, 18 Apr 2024 - 10:46 GMT


Thu, 18 Apr 2024 - 10:46 GMT

CAIRO -18 April 2024: Egypt expressed on Thursday its deep regret following the Security Council failure to pass a resolution enabling Palestine to obtain full membership in the United Nations.

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry stressed in a statement that the current time is ‘critical’, as the Palestinian issue is at ‘crossroads’, requiring countries to bear their historical responsibility by taking a position supportive of Palestinian rights.

Egypt also affirmed that recognizing the Palestinian state and approving its full membership in the UN is an ‘inherent right of the Palestinian people who have suffered from the Israeli occupation for more than 70 years.’

Egypt considered that obstructing the recognition of the right of the Palestinian people to recognize their state is not consistent with the legal and historical responsibility placed on the international community towards ending the occupation and reaching a final and just solution to the Palestinian issue.

Egypt called on the international parties supporting peace to recognize the Palestinian state, and to deal with the responsibility to meet the current circumstance and work to restore hope in reviving the peace process on serious foundations leading to the establishment of an independent, viable Palestinian state with contiguous territories, on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The UN Security Council failed on a Thursday voting to pass a draft resolution accepting full membership of Palestine in the United Nations, due to the United States’ use of ‘veto’.

The United States representative to the UN Security Council, Robert Wood, said that the Palestinian state will not be recognized except through negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides.

In his speech before the UN Security Council, Wood added that premature measures, no matter how good the intentions, will not serve this purpose, pointing out that his country opposes any unilateral measures that undermine the chances of a two-state solution.




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