By Dana Leger
By Dana Leger
Rabat – The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will jointly host an international conference in Rabat June 26-28.
The event will be held under the theme “The Question of Jerusalem after 50 years of Occupation and 25 years of the Oslo Accords.” It will bring together Palestinian, Israeli, and international experts to reflect upon the situation in East Jerusalem and will provide an opportunity for participants to outline their positions and share opinions, particularly in view of recent developments.
The conference will also provide a platform for youth from East Jerusalem to voice their concerns to the international community. Participants will then discuss and identify actionable solutions to the challenges confronting the youth, who are recognized as vital to both the future of the city and the goals of a peaceful and stable future.
CEIRPP, a subsidiary organization to the UN General Assembly, has offered its sincere appreciation for the leadership of King Mohammed VI in establishing and chairing the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Committee of OIC and acknowledged the hospitality and support being provided by Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the conference.
After the Gaza massacre on May 14, Morocco launched a humanitarian operation in Palestine that included the deployment of a Royal Armed Forces (FAR) field hospital and the distribution of medicines, blankets, and foodstuffs.
On May 30, King Mohammed VI personally supervised the transport of humanitarian aid at the Casablanca airport.
A Palestinian official later stated that Morocco’s support and humanitarian aid proved that the Palestinian cause is a priority of Moroccans, the King, and the government.
The conference will be inaugurated at 3 p.m. on June 26 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the presence of Nasser Bourita, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Morocco; Riad Malki, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine; Miroslav Jen?a, UN Assistant Secretary?General for Political Affairs; and Samir Bakr, OIC Assistant Secretary?General.
The conference will continue on June 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hôtel la Tour Hassan Palace.
All member and observer states of the UN, as well as affiliated organizations, the media, and the public are invited to the conference and are asked to register their participation online.
Updates from the conference may also be followed on Twitter under the hashtags #Rights4Palestine and #Rabat4Jerusalem.