The difficult situation of misunderstanding between Israelis and Palestinians which has lasted for decades has once again emerged on 20th February, during the open public debate at the United Nations Security Council, with the aim of seeking bilateral cooperation between the two parties.
The United States, France, the United Kingdom, Bolivia and Equatorial Guinea are, among others, countries that played an active part in the single debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine question, a conflict in which the United Nations has been working without success in order to seek methods of reducing the tension.
During the debate, there was a speech by the President of the Palestinian Authorities, Mahmoud Abbas, who described as abuse the actions of Israel in legitimate Palestinian territories, with the aid of certain powers who, despite the agreements recognised by the United Nations on the conflict, attempt to act through force, with their backs turned on the rules of international law.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, which has taken a very active part in the debates since becoming a member of the Security Council, said through the Permanent Representative, Anatolio Ndong Mba, that our country laments the recent escalation in violence between Palestinians and Israelis, and calls on all parties to moderate their actions, and abstain from actions that may aggravate a situation that is already complex.
The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, overseen by President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, always advises a negotiated solution for any conflict or problem that may arise, however complex; and in this case, the position of Equatorial Guinea is no different”, declared Anatolio Ndong Mba, who was accompanied by the first deputy, Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, and the third deputy secretary, Amparo Mele Kolifa, and various diplomatic officials from the Security Council.
Equatorial Guinea concluded the intervention by inviting all the parties involved to do their best to seek the normalisation of the situation, and thus alleviate the suffering of the population.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea