APS : Thursday, 05 April 2018
ALGIERS- Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) Said Bouhadja has called, on Thursday in Cairo,
for the permanent activation of the clause on the Palestinian question in different forums, said Thursday the Lower House in a communiqué.
In his address at the 27th Conference of Arab Parliamentary Union, Bouhadja stressed the need for permanent activation of the clause on the Palestinian question during the different regional and international forums, in coordination with all parliaments and parliamentary unions, with a view to gaining support and encouraging the governments of their countries and all authorities to recognize the State of Palestine, and granting it full membership within the United Nations.
The Lower House’s speaker recalled the role of Algerian diplomacy, under the leadership of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who (then Foreign minister) chaired the 29th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1974 and invited the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to take the floor and deliver his historic speech to make Palestinians’ voice heard, as well as the proclamation of the Palestinian State in Algiers in 1988.
Bouhadja reaffirmed Algeria’s constant historic position supporting liberation movements around the world, especially the Palestinian question.
He also denounced US Administration’s decision to relocate its embassy to the city of Al-Quds and its recognition as the capital of Israel, dubbing it as “violation of UN decisions and resolutions and the international law by a State sponsoring the peace process.”
In this regard, the Lower House’s speaker called on the US Administration to renounce its decision and step up peace efforts in the region, in order to end occupation and allow Palestinian people to recover the right to establish their national independent State with Al-Quds as its capital within 1967 borders.