• Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:42 am

President, PM reaffirm Bangladesh’s position on independent Palestinian state

  • Published at 07:02 pm November 28th, 2020
Palestine
A general view picture shows houses in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank Reuters

On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, the president and prime minister have reiterated Bangladesh’s unswerving supports for the people of Palestine

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have reaffirmed Bangladesh’s position for the establishment of an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders.

In separate messages on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, the president and prime minister have also reiterated Bangladesh’s unswerving supports for the inalienable rights of the people of Palestine.

“On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, Bangladesh reiterates its unswerving supports for the inalienable rights of the people of Palestine. We reaffirm our principled position in favor of the establishment of an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian State within pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem-Al Quds Al-Sharif its capital under a two-state solution,” said the president in his message.

In line with the guidance of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the constitutional obligation, Bangladesh always supports oppressed people throughout the world waging a just struggle against imperialism, colonialism or racialism, he said.

He said Father of the Nation in his maiden speech delivered in the United Nations General Assembly in 1974 as well as his statements in the 2nd Conference of OIC in 1974 and 4th NAM Summit in 1973 expressed Bangladesh’s unflinching support for the legitimate right and just struggle of the Palestinian people. Bangladesh has remained consistent in this position from the very beginning of its statehood, he added.

“In fact, our own struggle for independence and the painful experience of the worst form of genocide in 1971 inspired us to stand against injustice and oppression that people of Palestine had been subjected to for many decades and advocate for an early resolution of this protracted crisis. Guided by a similar spirit, Bangladesh has given shelter to more than one million Rohingyas from Myanmar and has been urging the international community to work with Myanmar for repatriation of the Rohingyas and a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis,” said the president.

In her message Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said: “We reaffirm our principled position in favor of the establishment of an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian State within pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem-Al Quds Al-Sharif as its capital under a two-state solution.”

She said Bangladesh has remained consistent in this position from the very beginning of its statehood. 

“In fact, our own struggle for independence and the painful experience of the enduring worst form of genocide in 1971 inspired us to stand against injustice and oppression that the people of Palestine had been subjected to for many decades and advocate for an early resolution of this protracted crisis,” she said.

“Guided by a similar spirit, Bangladesh has given shelter to more than one million Rohingyas from Myanmar and has been urging the international community to work with Myanmar for repatriation of the Rohingyas and a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis,” she added.

That the crisis of the Palestinian people lingers for ages is a stark failure of the international community including the United Nations, she said, adding that Bangladesh strongly opposes the use of force by the occupying forces against the Palestinian civilian population including women, children and the elderly.

“We call for an immediate cessation of the continued aggression, illegal settlements and demolitions of homes,” she said, adding that on this day, Bangladesh joins the efforts of the international community to support Palestine and its territorial integrity as established through UN Security Council resolutions.

“We call for an end to the repeated violation of human rights and international humanitarian principles in Palestine by the occupying Israeli forces. The international community must show urgency for the cause and redouble efforts seeking to find a durable, peaceful, and just solution to the Palestine crisis in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions, the Arab Peace Initiative, and the Quartet Road Map,” said the prime minister.

56
Facebook 55
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail