Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) should make a concrete initiative to achieve a lasting solution to the Palestinian crisis.
The Foreign Minister was addressing an extraordinary meeting of the NAM Committee on Palestine held on Tuesday.
Recalling the unflinching support expressed by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the just struggle of the Palestinian people, Dr Momen reiterated Bangladesh’s solidarity and continued commitment in support of the inalienable rights of the Palestinians to self-determination, independence, statehood and sovereignty.
He expressed deep concern over the recent violation of ceasefire and indiscriminate attacks carried out by the Israeli forces on innocent Palestinians. “Failure of the international community to resolve the Palestinian crisis has led to a protracted situation in the Middle East.”
Dr Momen 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.
The Foreign Minister called upon NAM to redouble its efforts for a just, durable and peaceful solution of this long-lingering crisis.
He also urged it to ensure adequate assistance for meeting the urgent humanitarian needs of the Palestinians, including their need for Covid-19 vaccines.
Dr Momen participated in the ministerial meeting of the NAM Committee on Palestine convened on Tuesday.
The Foreign Minister of Palestine, Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Algeria, Cuba, Egypt, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malaysia were, among others, attended the event.