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‘Kuwait secures moral win against Israel at IPU meet’

United we achieve lots: Al-Ghanim

Kuwait National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim

GENEVA, March 26, (KUNA): MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei has lauded the victory secured by Kuwait’s National Assembly as the 138th Assembly of the IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union) voted for including an emergency item on Jerusalem on the agenda of the Geneva gathering. The success, realized thanks to support by the Arab and Islamic parliaments, is a “moral and political triumph for a issue the international parliaments forgot for the past years, namely the cause of the Palestinians’ and their right in their capital, Jerusalem,” Al-Tabtabaei said Monday. “The victory against the Zionist entity, represented by the Knesset, will be recorded in the name of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, which managed to include a similar emergency item on the Rohingya on the conference agenda last year, he stressed.

Meanwhile, Kuwait National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim said Monday that the passing of the emergency article relating to Jerusalem, presented by Kuwait and three other countries, confirmed that Arab and Islamic countries could achieve a lot when cooperating.

The Israeli delegation has been deeply embarrassed in terms of voting and this confirms that “peaceful” parliamentary diplomacy can achieve a lot, Al-Ghanim said. The Kuwaiti delegation, in cooperation with Arab and Islamic countries delegations, succeeded in passing the Kuwaiti proposal, which was a difficult challenge, he added. Since the establishment of the IPU, the proposals of the Arab geopolitical group have not succeeded in any of the sessions except in the past two, when a proposal for the Rohingya went through and this year the proposal of Kuwait, he pointed out.

A committee in the Arab Parliament recommended to include an emergency article related to Jerusalem crisis on the agenda of IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union) meeting. The article passed concerns Washington’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Two Kuwaiti MPs have shared the view that an emergency article on Jerusalem was passed at the 138th Assembly of the IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union) thanks to Kuwait’s balanced policies and respect of human rights.

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