The Nigerian delegation to the previous United Nations General Assembly. Photo : RR

The Nigerian delegation to the previous United Nations General Assembly. Photo : RR


Nigeria backs U.N’s 2-state solution to end Israel, Palestine conflict

Nigeria says the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could end if both sides agreed to a two-state solution “based on the principles of relevant UN resolutions and international law,” sources said Friday.

Nigeria’s statement was delivered at the U.N. this week by Dr. Ibrahim Umar on the ‘Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories’.

The statement insisted that the situation in the Gaza Strip and the near collapse of its infrastructure being enforced by the Israeli blockade and military action should be of grave concern to the international community.

Hence, the Nigerian government has called on Israel and Palestine to end all forms of hostilities and work towards peace in the region.

“We reaffirm our unwavering support for a viable two-state solution, with Israel and Palestine existing side-by-side in peace, with their respective capitals in the Holy City of Jerusalem, based on pre-1967 borders,” he said.

Nigeria welcomed the conclusions and recommendations of the Secretary-General and called on Israel to halt and reverse all settlement development and related activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

This includes East Jerusalem as well as the occupied Syrian Golan in compliance with UN resolutions, including Security Council Resolution 2334 of 2016.

The Nigerian delegation called for an end to the blockade and the restoration of movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza. (ADV)


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