Egyptian media reported on the 3rd that the United Nations General Assembly adopted a draft resolution submitted by Egypt on the occupied Syrian Golan on the same day. Egypt submits the draft resolution to the United Nations General Assembly every year, calling on Israel to end its occupation of the Golan Heights and withdraw to the borders of 4 June 1967.
The draft resolution points out that Israel’s continued occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights is an obstacle to achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the region. The draft calls on Israel to resume peace negotiations and withdraw from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights to the border of 4 June 1967 in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.
Ambassador Mohamed Idriss, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations in New York, said in a statement to the United Nations General Assembly that respect for the sovereignty of States, the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, the right of peoples to self-determination and the right not to allow the annexation of territories by force should be respected.
Idris pointed out that unless all the rules of international law and decisions of international legitimacy are effectively implemented, the crises that have been suffering in the Middle East for decades and the deteriorating situation in the region will not be stopped.
Idris said that the first step is to end the Israeli occupation of Arab territories. He called on the international community to take a serious stand to end the Israeli occupation of all Arab lands since June 5, 1967, including the Syrian Golan Heights and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.