President Mahmoud Abbas said that the State of Palestine will continue its commitment to implementing the sustainable development plan and its goals, and the special situation of the least developed countries.
In his speech to the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries held in the Qatari capital, Doha, President Abbas said Palestine succeeded in launching a very important document entitled “The Atlas of Sustainable Development 2020”, with the aim of documenting development efforts.
The President stressed that there is an urgent need for immediate and long-term measures to enable the least-developed countries to recover and achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
He stressed the need for everyone to stick to the principle of bridging gaps between countries, achieving greater justice and empowering the least developed peoples through the principle of shared responsibility and providing serious international support to ensure that they overcome their difficult reality and move on to a new stage.
President Abbas said he looks forward to seeing continued support for Palestine’s efforts to defend the legitimate right Palestinian people to self-determination and their right to freedom and independence.
He called on the international community to stop and punish Israeli terrorism against the Palestinian people, and to work towards ending the occupation of the land of the State of Palestine and its East Jerusalem capital.
He stressed that peace is a partnership and needs the effort of the entire world. “We hope to work together to enhance respect for the rule of law and accountability to prevent violations and conflicts, to build and sustain peace, and to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development for all in order to make the world a better and fairer place for all humanity,” he said.
President Abbas thanked the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, for his country’s political and economic support for the Palestinian people.
Source: Palestine News & Information Agency