The United Arab Emirates has called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities to end the suffering of the Palestinian people and establish its independent state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the relevant international resolutions and the Arab peace initiative.
This came during a statement by Majid Mohammed al-Mutawa, a member of the permanent delegation of the United Nations to the United Nations, before the UN Security Council’s quarterly open debate on “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue” Arabic as an important reference to resolve the Palestinian issue.
He stressed the importance of Israel ceasing its illegal practices of judaizing, creating new facts, expanding settlements and demolishing Palestinian property, most recently demolishing 70 houses in East Jerusalem. He called on the international community to take all measures to end these grave Israeli violations.
He also called for the continued intensification of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people to alleviate their current economic plight. He also referred to the generous assistance provided by the UAE during 2017 and 2018, which exceeds $ 364 million for the Palestinian brothers and the Agency. To advance the Middle East peace process.
Turning to other pressing issues in the Middle East, including new crises and challenges that are of paramount importance to the Security Council, they require decisive action, including action by the international community to calm tensions and find political solutions to them in order to safeguard regional security and stability.
On the Yemeni side, Majid Mohammed Al Mutawa reiterated the commitment of the UAE to continue its efforts within the Alliance for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen to support efforts to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis based on the relevant Security Council resolutions, Yemen, which seeks to implement the Stockholm agreement and resume the political process, and stressed the absence of a military solution to the Yemeni conflict, and that the political solution is the only way to end the crisis.
In this context, he condemned in the strongest terms the attacks by the Huthi militias on the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles and threats to navigation in the Red Sea. These actions would undermine the possibilities of progress in the implementation of the Stockholm Conventions and the cease- At a time when the UAE and the Arab alliance were eager to offer peace a chance by redeploying troops and giving priority to the political effort to reach a comprehensive solution.
He called on the Security Council to take firmer action to put an end to these violations, including the prevention of the flow of Iranian arms into Yemen. He also expressed the UAE’s strong condemnation of the looting of humanitarian aid by the Huthi militias and their denial of their access to those who are entitled to it. The United States and the main partners to improve the humanitarian situation and meet the needs of the brotherly Yemeni people, where the total UAE assistance to Yemen since 2015 (5.5 billion dollars).
In the context of maritime security in the region, Mr. Al-Mutawa stressed the collective responsibility of the international community to avoid conflict and create further tensions, including preventing any parties from attempting to undermine the security and safety of maritime traffic and global energy supplies. Threatening the lives of their crews is a dangerous development that threatens not only maritime trade, but also wider regional stability.
He stressed the UAE’s position on the importance of guaranteeing the freedom of maritime navigation and energy supply lines and protecting the security of the sea lanes and straits, especially the Straits of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandeb, stressing the need for all parties concerned to show patience, wisdom and reason. To the area.
Addressing the situation in both Syria and Libya, Al-Mutawa expressed the UAE’s concern over the recent developments in these two countries. He stressed that the political solution is the only solution to end these crises. He called on all parties concerned to sit at the negotiating table and find a solution to these crises, And expressed in particular the concern of the UAE over the exploitation by terrorist groups of the security vacuum in Libya and the aggravation of the tragedy of migrants in the Mediterranean, making it more difficult to find a peaceful solution to the crisis, calling for concerted international efforts to get out of the crisis situation and re-establish Decision in Libya.
He called on the international community to give its serious and sincere attention to putting an end to all destabilizing acts and practices, including acts of violence perpetrated by extremist and terrorist groups with the support and funding of certain States, and to hold those responsible responsible for the outbreak and continuation of conflicts in the region accountable. .