NEW YORK, November 29, 2015 (WAFA) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in a letter sent to the United Nations Secretary-General on the occasion of the ‘International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People’, said that lack of a peaceful resolution to the Palestinian issue undermines international peace and security.
President Rousseff further stressed the need to take concrete measures in order to achieve the two-state solution and put an end to current tension and violence [across the Palestinian Territory and the 1948 occupied land, Israel].
She expressed her country’s full support to the Palestinian people’s right to self determination. To be noted, Brazil officially recognized the Palestinian state in December 2010.
Rousseff asserted her country’s continued commitment to support the creation of an economically viable, and geographically contingent independent state of Palestine, with Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel on the basis of the pre-1967 borders.
Rousseff also expressed concern over the current wave of violence in the occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, as well as over Israel’s continuing illegal settlement construction and expansion.
She called on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to return to the negotiating table on the basis of principles and resolutions endorsed by the international law.
Brazil will continue to support efforts exerted toward the achievement of a lasting and just peace in Palestine on the basis of a two-state solution, stressed the Brazilian president.
To be noted, The year 2014 has been proclaimed the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by the UN General Assembly on the 26th of November 2013.