Chief of Arab and African Affairs attends International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Manama, Ambassador Ahmed Al Turaifi, Chief of Arab and African Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated in the event marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, organised by the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in Bahrain, in cooperation with the Embassy of the State of Palestine in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Khaled El Mekwad, the United Nations Resident Coordinator; Taha Abdel Qadir, the Palestinian Ambassador to Bahrain attended the ceremony.

Ahmed Al Turaifi highlighted that Bahrain under leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the government led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, are committed to supporting Palestinians until they achieve self-determination and establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the borders of June 4,1967, in line with the two-state solution, Arab Peace Initiative and international legitimacy resolutions.

He affirmed Bahrain’s firm stance calling for an immediate end of the war in Gaza; a permanent humanitarian truce; the release of hostages, prisoners and detainees, rejection of forced population displacement; and facilitation of medical aid, food, water, fuel, and electricity in accordance with international humanitarian law and UN General Assembly resolutions.

Al Turaifi noted that Bahrain, with the Royal Humanitarian Foundation’s support, is providing relief aid to Gaza Strip residents and aims to build a field hospital, residential complex, and other development projects to alleviate their suffering.

Bahrain reiterates its call to the international community to revive peace negotiations and support the Palestinian people’s independence, aiming for a two-state solution in the Middle East, he said.

This is a strategic pillar for achieving peace and ensuring the rights of all peoples in the region, he added.

Source: Bahrain News Agency