MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) – People of the State of Palestine are striving for peace and harmony, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Palestine to the Republic of Belarus, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps of Palestine in Belarus Khalid Ariqat said at a meeting of the Dialogue with Ambassador Club in the House of Friendship in Minsk on 29 November, BelTA has learned.
The meeting took place on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the anniversary of the proclamation of the State of Palestine. The diplomat spoke about the history of his country and the long-suffering Palestinian people who are striving for peace and harmony.
“We call on the entire world to pay attention to the need to implement international resolutions on Palestine, and also urge to convene an international conference to resolve the existing conflict,” the diplomat said.
Khalid Ariqat thanked the Belarusian people for their solidarity and support.
Nina Ivanova, Chairwoman of the Presidium of the Belarusian Society of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, noted: “We are going to express solidarity with the Palestinian people. I admire the people of Palestine. We share their aspirations for peace and independence, for a happy life.”
Chairman of the Belarus-Palestine Society, Rector of the National Institute of Higher Education Yuri Bondar wished a speedy peaceful resolution of the situation in the region.
At the event Belarusian students recited poems by Palestinian poets, including Mahmoud Darwish. He is a famous Palestinian poet and writer, winner of a number of literary awards. In his poetry, Palestine is a metaphor for the loss of Eden, death and resurrection, suffering.
BelTA reported earlier that Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko extended greetings to Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas as the country celebrated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. “Belarus will continue to support Palestinian efforts for peaceful development. I am convinced that in the future we will be able to realize the full potential of our bilateral cooperation in the economic, political and other sectors for the benefit of the Belarusian and Palestinian peoples,” the president said in his message of greetings.