Tunisia will continue to shoulder its full responsibilities as a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council and strengthen ties with Security Council members and other influential brotherly and friendly countries to promote broad international action in support of the Palestinian cause, the Tunisian African News Agency reported Thursday.
The statement stressed that Tunisia’s actions demonstrate its historical and firm position on the question of Palestine and that the Palestinians enjoy the right to live in peace on Palestinian Arab lands. The statement said that based on its firm belief in the justice and centrality of the Palestinian cause, Tunisia firmly upholds the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and will continue to take action in support of the just cause of Palestine.
On the instructions of President Said, Tunisia requested the Council to take a clear position and to intervene promptly and effectively in the escalating Israeli-Palestinian situation in order to put an end to the Israeli army’s violations against Palestine.
On the 13th, Tunisia, China and Norway jointly proposed that the Security Council hold a public meeting to discuss the situation in Palestine. The request was supported by France, Ireland, Estonia, Vietnam and others. The security council is expected to hold this meeting on the 16th.