Non-Allied Movement should take concrete action to address Palestine crisis: Foreign Minister
Bangladesh said the Non-Allied Movement (NAM) should take concrete action for achieving a lasting solution to the Palestinian crisis.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made this comment while addressing a meeting of the NAM Committee on Palestine held today.
Recalling the support by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the struggle of the Palestinian people, he reiterated Bangladesh's solidarity and continued commitment in support of the inalienable rights of the Palestinians to self-determination, independence, statehood and sovereignty.
Momen expressed deep concern over the recent violation of ceasefire and indiscriminate attacks carried out by the Israeli forces on the innocent Palestinians.
"Failure of the international community to resolve the Palestinian crisis has led to a protracted situation in the Middle East," he said.
He called for immediate action to hold Israel accountable for its flagrant violations of international laws, norms and principles.
"NAM's support to the ongoing investigation by the International Criminal Court is of utmost importance," he added.
At the same time, he urged the NAM to ensure adequate assistance for meeting the urgent humanitarian needs of the Palestinians including their need for COVID-19 vaccines.
The foreign ministers of Palestine, Indonesia, Algeria, Cuba, Egypt, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malaysia were among other ministers to attended the event.