MALAYSIA URGES FOR NEGOTIATED PEACEFUL AND LASTING SOLUTION TO ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT AT THE ONLINE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE OF THE NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT (NAM) ON PALESTINE 22 JUNE 2021
Deputy Foreign Minister YB Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar delivered Malaysia’s statement at the “Online Extraordinary Meeting
of the Ministerial Committee of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on Palestine” in the evening of 22 June 2021 via a pre-recorded video.
In his statement, YB Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar reiterated Malaysia’s strong condemnation of the violations and aggressions carried out by the Israeli
regime on Palestinians and reaffirmed Malaysia’s solidarity with the Palestinian people. He underscored that the only solution to the Israel -
Palestine conflict is through the creation of an independent State of Palestine, based on the pre -1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the capital
of Palestine .
The Deputy Foreign Minister further called on NAM member states to support Palestine by taking the following actions:
i.To provide assistance to assist and ease the suffering of the Palestinians;
ii.To robustly pursue all legal, political and economic channels to pressure Israel to comply with all its obligations as prescribed under international law, the UN Charter and relevant Security Council resolutions including Resolution 2334; and,
iii.To urge those with influence and ability to end the conflict, particularly the UN Security Council and Middle East Quartet, to carry out their responsibility to ensure parties involved would re-engage towards a negotiated peaceful and lasting settlement.
The Extraordinary Meeting was chaired by Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and participated by 12
permanent members of the NAM Ministerial Committee on Palestine, including Malaysia and Palestine. At the Meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs
of Palestine Mr. Riad Malki, informed the Committee that Israel’s oppression and assault against Palestinians as well as annexation efforts remains
stronger today. He called on NAM member states to support Palestine’s legal endeavours to hold Israel accountable for its crimes. He further
called on NAM member states to end military cooperation and trade with Israel and to compel Israel to commit openly and unequivocally to end its
occupation and respect Palestinian rights.
The Extraordinary Meeting then adopted a Political Declaration that calls for urgent provision of political, economic and humanitarian support to
assist the Palestinian people as well as supports the realisation of their inalienable rights and sovereign State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as
its capital, on the basis of the pre-1967 borders. It also calls for urgent measures to ensure the protection of the Palestinian civilian population in
accordance with international law and pledges to ensure the implementation of the relevant United Nations resolutions in support of a just, lasting,
comprehensive and peaceful solution to the question of Palestine.
The NAM Ministerial Committee on Palestine is currently led by Azerbaijan in its capacity as the current Chair of NAM. Apart from Malaysia, the
Committee comprises of Palestine as the concerned state and 14 other Permanent Members, which are, Algeria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Cuba,
Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The Committee meets annually at the United
Nations General Assembly and triennially on the margins of the NAM Summit Conference. It will also convene, as and when required, to consider
grave political and humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.
23 June 2021