Irish-Palestinian agreement to enhance cooperation between the two countries

Palestine and Ireland agreed to enhance cooperation and coordination in all frameworks and fields, at the conclusion of the third session of political consultations between the two sides, which was held today, Wednesday, in the Irish capital, Dublin.

The Palestinian side was headed by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Amal Jado, and on the Irish side, Deputy Secretary-General for International Affairs and Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Sonia Hyland.

During the session, Jado reviewed the latest developments and political developments on the ground, the violations of the Israeli occupation government and its continuous crimes against our people in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, including killings, arrests, the seizure of land and private property, the policy of forced displacement of citizens, construction operations and systematic settlement expansion to implement the Israeli annexation plan, and what is being done. Its ministers have been instigated by extremists.

It briefed the Irish side on the daily crimes committed against Palestinian prisoners in the occupation detention centers, and the escalation of settler attacks and crimes against worshipers during the Islamic and Christian holidays.

Jado called on the Irish side to recognize the State of Palestine on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and to work jointly with the international community to provide international protection for the Palestinian people, to end Israeli violence and terrorism, and to establish a just and lasting peace between the two states, which is based on respect for international humanitarian law, accountability for war crimes perpetrators, and ending The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and the lifting of the blockade on the Gaza Strip.

On the level of bilateral relations, Jado praised the strong friendship between the Palestinian and Irish peoples.

She thanked the Irish side for their political support for the Palestinian cause in international forums, their financial support for the Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees “UNRWA”, support for the education sector by providing 25 scholarships for Palestinian students annually, and the solar energy system project to serve the wastewater treatment plant in the northern Gaza Strip, and their student Increasing the number of scholarships, providing specialized training for the diplomatic staff and enhancing their skills.

In turn, Hyland affirmed her country’s firm support for the Palestinian cause, the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state through their support for the two-state solution, their rejection of the illegal settlement policy, which constitutes a violation of the principles of international law, and Ireland’s firm commitment to respecting international law and international humanitarian law with regard to the Palestinian cause. .

On the Palestinian side, the Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Ireland, Wahba Abdel Majeed, participated in the consultation session, as well as the Second Secretary, Suha Khoury, and the Third Secretary, Dania Desouki, from the Embassy of the State of Palestine to Ireland.

On the Irish side, Director General of the Middle East and North Africa Luke Feeney, Director of the European Department Declan Johnston, and Deputy Director General of the Middle East Department Ian Devane.

In a related context, Jado discussed with the Irish Minister of State for International Cooperation, Sean Fleming, opportunities for joint cooperation between the two countries in the sectors of agriculture, education and training.

Jado invited Minister Fleming to visit the State of Palestine, learn about the political reality on the ground, and visit the development projects funded by the Irish side.

For his part, Fleming stressed the depth of the historical relations between the two countries and the Palestinian-Irish people, and the Irish position in support of the establishment of a Palestinian state, and the illegality of settlement in the occupied land, stressing the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between the two parties, through the exchange of experiences in various fields.

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