HRH reaffirms Brunei support for Palestine

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HIS Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah yesterday reaffirmed Brunei's support for Palestine during the 38th Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Astana, Kazakhstan.

"This is perhaps the last of the great 20th century issues that is still unresolved," said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

HRH added that "until it is answered, our people cannot move on".

"I would like to reaffirm Brunei's longstanding solidarity with the Palestinian people. We are with them in their search for peace, honour, and an independent homeland," he said.

The minister, quoting Kazakhstan poet Abai Kunanbaev, said the OIC should "weigh our close objectives on the balance of reason".

"I think these words are extremely relevant today and, for us, they are the key to all successful diplomacy," he said.

The Brunei Times