Top Advisor: Iran supports naming 2014 as ‘year of solidarity with Palestinian people’

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker’s top advisor for international affairs Hossein Sheikholeslam said the Iranian Committee for Supporting the Palestinian Nation welcomes naming the year 2014 as the Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Sheikholeslam, who is also the head of the NGOs and activists who support freedom of Quds, in a message to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed naming 2014 as the ‘Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People’, and underlined the Iranian Committee’s readiness to cooperate with the UN in this regard.

“…we appreciate your decisive efforts and the UN General Assembly for naming the year 2014 as the ‘Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People’,” Sheikholeslam said in his message on Monday.

The naming was done by the UN. The resolution was adopted by the majority of member-states with 110 voting in favor, 7 opposed and 54 abstaining.

The year-long observance will entail organizing special events in cooperation with “governments, relevant organizations of the United Nations system, intergovernmental organizations and civil society.”

The new resolution was passed on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People last Monday, which is celebrated annually and this year was moved up from November 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

The UN marks that day with a special session, including a meeting on the ‘Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian people’ and a concert featuring Palestinian musicians.

By Fars News Agency 


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