Thursday, September 06, 2012

Egypt's President Mursi Calls Palestine "Top Priority"
TEHRAN (FNA)- Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi called the Palestinian issue 
a top priority agenda not just for his state, but for the entire Arab 
nations, and voiced his government's strong support for the official 
membership of an independent Palestinian state at the United Nations.
"Palestine is the top priority of Arabs," Mursi said during his remarks at 
the opening session of the Arab League's 138th regular meeting of foreign 
ministers, which began early Wednesday at the AL headquarters in Egypt's 
capital of Cairo.
He said despite the high pace of all challenges and developments in the 
region, the Palestinian issue has remained unresolved, adding that Israel is 
not serious about finding a solution to the issue.
"That's why we are necessitated to support the Palestinian issue so that a 
fair and comprehensive solution is found to meet the legitimate rights of 
the Palestinian people and form an independent Palestinian state," Mursi 
He added that Egypt will make its utmost effort to support recognition of an 
independent Palestinian state at the UN.
In his address at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran last 
Thursday, Mursi had also underlined his government's special attention to 
the issue of Palestine, and asked the United Nations to recognize an 
independent Palestinian state.
"The independent Palestinian government should be recognized at the UN," 
Mursi said at the time.
Mursi reiterated that the Palestinian nation should be able to establish an 
independent government in the Palestinian territories.
He said that Palestine has been a central issue since the beginning of the 
establishment of the Non-Aligned movement, adding that Cairo will continue 
paying special attention to the issue in future.
IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

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