Pakistan will co-sponsor a resolution at the United Nations, calling for withdrawal of US decision to recognize occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
This was stated by Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, at a meeting of the OIC Ambassadorial Group at the world body, which met to strategize its position ahead of the General Assembly’s special emergency session on Jerusalem’s Status, tomorrow.
Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan’s support to the Palestinian cause and to the defence of al-Quds al Sharif is and has always been a core principle of its foreign policy.
She said the US move regarding Jerusalem undermines the international legal system and further destabilizes an already volatile and violent situation in the region.
She said it not only diminishes the prospects of peace but will further embolden the occupying power into defiance.
The UN General Assembly’s meeting has been convened jointly by the Arab Group and OIC following the US veto of the UN Security Council resolution rejecting President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.