Selangor Journal
The 75th United Nations General Assembly session at UN Headquarters in New York. — Photo by UNITED NATIONS

Malaysia supports call for UNGA emergency special session

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 25 — Malaysia supports the call by the Arab Group and the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)’s 10th Emergency Special Session to resume.

It is scheduled to convene next Thursday (October 26) at the world body’s headquarters in New York, the United States.

Brunei, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Timor Leste, and Vietnam also joined Malaysia in supporting the request, following a veto cast on a draft resolution at the Security Council addressing the grave situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem.

“Malaysia is committed to participating in the UN Security Council High-Level Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East on October 24 and the 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on October 26,” said the Foreign Ministry in a statement today.

Malaysia strongly urges immediate cessation of all acts of violence, including acts of terror, provocation, incitement, and destruction by the Occupying Power.

It wishes to remind all States that one cannot advocate for human rights while at the same time ignoring the atrocities towards the Palestinians.

Malaysia stands firm by its principled position that the Palestinians deserve their own independent and sovereign state, based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The country stands ready to work with all parties towards a peaceful and amicable solution to the conflict.

On Monday (October 23), UNGA President Dennis Francis announced that he would convene an emergency special session on October 26 in response to requests from Jordan and other countries in regard to the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel.

An emergency special session can be called within 24 hours if requested by the Security Council or a majority of UN members.

Nearly 8,000 people have been killed in the conflict, including at least 6,546 Palestinians and 1,400 Israelis, Anadolu Agency reported today.

— Bernama

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