Cuba calls for fair solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Kampala, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez proposed on Wednesday to the members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to express themselves with unity and firmness to demand a fair, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the 19th NAM Summit, the head of Cuban diplomacy called for a solution to the conflict that includes the creation of an independent Palestinian State within the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital and the return of refugees.

The Foreign Minister reiterated Cuba’s solidarity with the Palestinian people, ‘who are suffering the terrible consequences of the genocide committed by Israel with absolute impunity.’

Rodriguez proposed that the NAM support the urgent dispatch of an international protection mission to the Gaza Strip, authorized by the United Nations General Assembly, with the mission of guaranteeing the security and protection of the civilian population, as well as facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid and food.

According to a press release from the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Rodríguez expressed his country’s support for the holding of an International Peace Conference with the fundamental purpose of contributing to the protection of the Palestinian people’s rights, and establishing the sovereign State of Palestine.

He added that Cuba supports the early entry of the State of Palestine as a Member State of the United Nations and South Africa’s lawsuit against Israel in the International Court of Justice.

During his speech, he quoted the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, about the NAM and its efforts to change the system of international relations, which is currently ‘based on injustice, inequality and oppression.’

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