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Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj - India backs 'Two-State' solution

India supports a Two-State solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict, as conveyed by Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj at the UN.

Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj - India backs Two-State solution

 Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj - India backs 'Two-State' solution

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, reiterated India's backing of a Two-State solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict during a session at the UN General Assembly. She emphasised India's commitment to a resolution where Palestinians can live independently in a secure nation, while also acknowledging Israel's security concerns.

Kamboj condemned the Hamas attack on Israel that occurred on October 7, 2023, emphasising the importance of adhering to international laws and humanitarian principles. Additionally, India called for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli hostages currently held in Gaza.

Regarding humanitarian aid, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj affirmed India's continued support for the Palestinian people and stressed the urgency of scaling up aid to Gaza to prevent further deterioration of the humanitarian situation.

In light of the United States' veto of a UN Security Council resolution granting statehood to Palestine on April 18, Kamboj expressed hope for reconsideration of Palestine's membership application in the future. She highlighted India's disappointment at the outcome of the vote but remained optimistic about Palestine's eventual recognition at the UN. Israeli-Palestinian negotiations also play a crucial role in the ongoing diplomatic efforts.

The US veto prevented the adoption of the resolution, despite 12 members voting in favour and two abstentions. According to UN procedures, for a resolution to pass, it must receive the support of at least nine members of the Security Council, with none of the five permanent members - France, China, the UK, Russia, and the US - exercising their veto power. Such diplomatic initiatives are crucial for resolving international conflicts.

Kamboj reiterated India's long-standing support for Palestine's bid for UN membership and expressed confidence that Palestine's application would ultimately receive the necessary support. India hopes for a reconsideration of the decision in line with its consistent stance on the issue.

India's support for a Two-State solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict remains steadfast, with Kamboj advocating for humanitarian aid, the release of hostages, and the recognition of Palestine's UN membership aspirations.

Vineela Sekhar
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