Prisoners’ Hunger Strike to be Discussed during Ministerial Conference of Non-Aligned Movement

RAMALLAH, May 27, 2014 – (WAFA) –Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki will list the Palestinian prisoners’ 35-day hunger strike as a top priority on the agenda of ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), stated Tuesday the Ministry in a press release.

The 17th ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, scheduled on May 28-29, which will be held in Algerian capital, Algiers, will be devoted to the theme of ‘Enhanced Solidarity for Peace and Prosperity’. It will discuss major international issues in regard to peace and security, development, human rights, protection of environment and governance, according to Algeria Press Service.

Al-Malki would deliver a speech in the ministerial conference, devoting special attention to the hunger-striking prisoners and calling upon the NAM to take practical decision in support of prisoners. He will also place the issue of prisoners at the core of his meeting with the NAM Committee on Palestine.

Al-Malki will also meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the rotating NAM President, and will call to issue a special declaration and devote parts of the final statement to hunger-striking prisoners.

‘The Non-Aligned countries’ committee meeting on Palestine, held during the current ministerial conference, will be an opportunity for a renewed commitment of our movement to restoring Palestinian people’s inalienable rights, including an independent State with El-Quds as capital city,’ Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra was quoted by Algeria Press Service.

Source: WAFA