SHAFAQNA – Namibian President Dr Hage Geingob reaffirmed his country’s unwavering support for the Palestinian people and restoring peace and stability in the Middlie East region on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, observed on Sunday.
A statement issued by the Office of the President here on Sunday reiterated Namibia’s call for the unconditional removal of the blockade imposed by Israel to control borders and to limit who goes in and out of the Gaza Strip, and to express Namibia’s desire to see the eventual establishment of a Palestinian State and its unconditional admission as a member of the United Nations.
On behalf of Government and the Republic of Namibia, President Geingob expressed his hope for peace in the Middle East to pave the way for the coexistence of a Palestinian State with Israel.
Whether this peace is realized or not, will depend on the strong political will of the international community to ensure that all measures are taken for stability within the region.
He said there is a need for the international community to work in unison to rally against the continued aggression by Israel and its blockade of the Gaza Strip as well as its recent war on the enclave that resulted in the death and displacement of many Palestinians.
In 1977, the UN General Assembly called for the annual observance of November 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, within the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples.