Kampala (diplomat.so) - Speaking at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Uganda on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized the imperative for global recognition of the Palestinian people's right to establish their state. Guterres asserted that denying this right and rejecting a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is deemed unacceptable.
Guterres stated, as reported by Agence France-Presse, "Refusing to accept a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians, as well as denying the right of the Palestinian people to establish a state, is unacceptable." He further expressed concern that such a stance would perpetuate the ongoing conflict, posing a significant threat to global peace and security.
The Secretary-General underscored the potential consequences of prolonged conflict, warning that it could heighten polarization and empower extremists worldwide. Emphasizing the urgency of addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue, Guterres urged the international community to collectively work towards a resolution that ensures lasting peace in the region.
The ongoing Non-Aligned Movement summit serves as a platform for diplomatic discussions on various global issues, with a focus on fostering cooperation among member countries.