Kuwait expressed its full support Tuesday to the right of self-determination to all countries in deciding their own fate, in accordance with UN protocols. The remarks were made by First Secretary in Kuwait's Permanent Mission to the UN headquarters in New York Sheikh Jarrah Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah during the meeting of the Special Committee on Decolonization, as part of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly late Monday.
Sheikh Jarrah expressed his deep concern over the failure of the UN and the international community to end all forms of colonization. He called on the UN to enforce the articles of its "Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples", adopted by the General Assembly in December 1960.
He stressed on the importance of full cooperation by countries that control autonomous regions, through providing the UN with detailed reports on the political, economic and social conditions in these regions.
Sheikh Jarrah said Kuwait welcomes the UN-brokered talks to resolve the Western Sahara between conflict parties. He also welcomed Morocco's initiative on granting Western Sahara the right of self-ruling.
Moreover, the Kuwaiti official called on the UN to exert further and serious efforts to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Although Palestine has an independent self-ruling and is not an autonomous, yet it is suffering a great deal of Israeli violations, he noted.
Palestinians must be granted their full political rights including the right to decide their own fate and have their own independent state with Jerusalem as the capital, he added.
SOURCE : KUNA