Riyadh: Saudi Arabia welcomed the resolution entitled "Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem (Al-Quds), and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources, which emphasises the principle of the permanent sovereignty of peoples under foreign occupation over their natural resources, highlighting exploitation by the Israeli occupation of natural resources in the Palestinian territory and in the other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called upon all countries of the world to rationalize and respect the values and humanitarian principles of the United Nations and to adopt this important resolution by consensus, to end the long suffering of the Palestinian people, which left many tragedies in Palestinian people”, said Foreign Ministry Advisor Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Rukabi.
He pointed out that the Israeli occupation expanded settlement projects in a blatant manner that defies all international covenants and norms. It is time for these demagogic actions to stop, and the time for human rights to be respected and appreciated.
The establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem (Al-Quds) as its capital is the best strategic choice to ensure peace in this region.
In his speech, Dr. Al-Rukabi stressed that Saudi Arabia's position on the Palestinian cause is firm and steadfast, rejecting Israeli policies that do not respect international laws and norms, and calling for ending the Israeli occupation and finding a comprehensive, lasting and just solution based on the two-state resolution, referring to June 1967 borders with Jerusalem (Al-Quds) as its capital.