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Kazakhstan urges the Middle East states to return to the negotiation table

22 February, 09:53 205
Kazakhstan urges the Middle East states to return to the negotiation table

Kazakhstani delegates have once again supported the rights of Palestine to independence, and the rights of Israel to security.

The Kazakhstani delegation led by the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tleuberdi took part in the meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine issue. It was said at the press service of the Foreign Ministry, BNews.kz reports.

The meeting in the format of an open briefing was organized by the Kuwaiti presidency, where UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov delivered speeches. The event attracted the huge attention due to the participation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Mukhtar Tleuberdi called upon Israel and Palestine to return to the negotiation table to achieve a solution in accordance with the norms of the international right. The Kazakhstani delegates once again supported the rights of Palestine to independence and the tight of Israel for safety. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan urged the sides to keep the historical status of Jerusalem in accordance with the reached international agreements. Kazakhstan urged to restore the trust between the sides and to start negotiations to achieve consent in unsolved issues and to give them a so-called “final status”.

Antonio Guterres approved the commitment of the UN to support the sides in their efforts to achieve a solution by the two countries. That is, a peaceful co-existence of the two independent states of Israel and Palestine within the borders drawn in 1967 with a single capital of Jerusalem. In particular, he expressed the fear, that after 10 years of support the global consensus regarding to the two-state solution can end.

The representatives of the Security Council expressed the commitment to the peaceful settlement of the Palestine-Israel conflict and the formula of the peaceful coexistence of the two neighboring countries.   

The head of the Kazakhstani delegation expressed gratitude to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for the participation in the briefing. He also noted that he is worry about the future two-state solution, as well as the deficiency in financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

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