APS : Tuesday, 11 September 2018
CAIRO (Egypt)- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel on Tuesday deplored at an Arab League Foreign Ministers Council meeting on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
(UNRWA) held in Cairo, United States administration’s decision to stop its financial support to the UN agency.
Messahel said the support to UNRWA, created following a UN General Assembly resolution, “implies a legal, a political and a moral responsibility to ensure that the Palestinian refugees enjoy their right to a dignified life and benefit from social services, especially health care and education.”
The Algerian official called for backing the UNRWA, “through political and financial support.”
He stressed, in this respect, that Algeria “tops the list of countries supporting the budget of the Palestinian Authority, to alleviate the suffering of our brotherly Palestinian people.”
The Palestinian refugees’ issue “should be settled in accordance with the resolutions of the international legality, mainly the UN General Assembly Resolution 194 on the right of return for (the Palestinian) refugees” to their homes and their land on which the State of Israel has been established in 1948.