Maldives calls on Israel to withdraw from Palestine

Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim addressing at the UN Human Rights Council PHOTO: UN

The Maldives has alled upon Israel to withdraw from the illegally occupied lands of Palestine at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday.

The remark was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Asim at the High-Level Segment of the Human Rights Council.

During his address, Minister Asim stressed the need to cultivate and promote a culture of respect and tolerance more than before.

“We call upon Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian and Arab lands that it had occupied illegally since 1967 and to strictly adhere to the Resolutions of the UN Security Council as demanded by international law,” said the minister.

Furthermore, Foreign Minister Asim noted that the Maldives has been greatly benefited by its membership in the Human Rights Council and that its close relationship with UN Human Rights Mechanism has helped to consolidate democracy in the island nation.

The Maldives has put forward its candidacy to the Council for the term 2018-2020.

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