UNESCO: Arab Group hails Morocco’s King efforts in defense of Al Quds

Arab Group of UNESCO has praised the tireless efforts made by King Mohammed VI, Chairman of Al-Quds Committee, in defending the Holy City at the diplomatic and political levels.

The Arab Group also voiced appreciation for the initiatives launched by Al-Quds Committee to support the resistance of the Maqdessis, said on Wednesday Egyptian Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Khalid Abdelghaffar.

The Committee has funded several inclusive socioeconomic projects benefiting the Maqdessis, underlined the Egyptian minister in a speech on behalf of the Arab Group at the ongoing virtual meeting of the UNESCO Executive Board.

The Al Quds Committee also supports the initiatives seeking to preserve the special characteristics of the Holy City as a center of coexistence and peace between monotheistic religions, added the Vice-Chairperson of the Arab group.

Occupied Palestine and its capital Al-Quds-Asharif are central issues for the Arab Group, he said, denouncing the ongoing Israeli violations, judaization policy and attempts to alter the geographic and demographic status of historical and holy places in the city.

On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People marked every year on Nov.29, King Mohammed VI has renewed Morocco’s solidarity with the Palestinian people and continued support to their legitimate rights in order “to establish an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital – a State open to all around it and to all faiths”.

In his message sent to the Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Monarch said that unilateral measures in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, constitute a violation of international legitimacy, jeopardize any prospects for the desired solution, fuel conflict, breed frustration and reinforce extremist tendencies.

 

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