An election is held for the Bureau of the Palestine Committee at the United Nations, and Nicaragua once again holds the presidency.
An election is held for the Bureau of the Palestine Committee at the United Nations, and Nicaragua once again holds the presidency.

Committee for the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in the United Nations, formed its bureau with the election of Senegal as president, and in the vice-presidencies: Nicaragua, Cuba, Indonesia, Malaysia and Namibia.

In a press release, Nicaragua detailed that this Latin American nation “was elected Vice President of the Palestine Committee for the first time in 2013 and since then, with each reelection year after year, the militant solidarity of our People and Government of Reconciliation and National Unity, GRUN, with the Heroic Palestinian People.”

Jaime Hermida Castillo, ambassador, permanent representative of Nicaragua “expressed his thoughts and solidarity at the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan with all the brothers and sisters of the Islamic World,” he quoted.

Nicaragua reaffirms support for the Palestinian cause 

The Nicaraguan diplomatic official congratulated Cuba, Indonesia, Malaysia and Namibia for their re-election, highlighting that “Nicaragua is honored and proud to continue being a member of this Bureau.”

Hermida reaffirmed the support of the Nicaraguan State for Palestine’s proposals to be a full member of the United Nations, «for a ceasefire, and support and financing for the United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees.»

In addition, it was specified that the ambassador of Palestine, Riyad Mansour, “congratulated the elected members of the Bureau, expressing his gratitude to the Committee as a whole for the efforts and work in the realization of their inalienable rights, including the right to self-determination, independence and the right of return of refugees.”

In that sense, the information published in the local media of the Latin American nation detailed that Mansour also emphasized «that his delegation will continue to work closely with the Bureau to achieve this goal.»

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In this context, he added that the senior diplomat expressed that the premise remains with the objective of «saving the lives of the Palestinian people and that they will not cease efforts for the Security Council to finally approve a ceasefire in Palestine, counting with the support of the Committee and Organizations such as the League of Arab States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Non-Aligned Movement, the African Group, Latin American and Caribbean countries and Asian countries.”

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