Bangladesh has reiterated its commitment to the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination and independence.
Advocate Md. Suhrab Uddin, a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reaffirmed the commitment while taking part in a general debate on "Question of Palestine" at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.
"Bangladesh joins the international community in reaffirming its supports for the cause of an independent, viable and united Palestinian state on the basis of the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital," he said.
Suhrab Uddin quoted from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's message on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People "to take a pragmatic approach and work together for attainment of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people".
The lawmaker reiterated that Bangladesh will continue to support the work of the relevant UN entities and committees in promoting and protecting the rights of the Palestinian people.
Suhrab Uddin urged the international community to impress upon Israel, the occupying force, to halt its systematic violation of international humanitarian laws and human rights principles.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)