RAMALLAH, Monday, July 29, 2019 (WAFA) - The annual conference of Socialist International (SI) will be hosted this year by the State of Palestine and will convene in Ramallah tomorrow with 100 participants representing political parties from 25 countries, today said Nabil Shaath, advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas on international relations and deputy president of SI.
He said that holding AI conference in Palestine with the participation of dozens of ruling socialist parties and opposition from all over the world is an important international support for the Palestinian people and their leadership in this difficult time in which the Palestinian issue is facing the most serious liquidation plots.
He stressed that the conference comes to show support for the Palestinian leadership in facing the American deal of the century, and an affirmation of the right of our people to establish their independent state and end settlements to reach a just peace.
Fatah, the National Initiative and the Popular Struggle Front, who are members of the SI, will represent Palestine in the conference.
Shaath said that the Palestinian issue has been on the agenda of SI meetings and activities since its inception in 1951.
He noted that Fatah becoming a full member in the SI in 2011 and with the National Initiative and the Popular Struggle Front joining it have contributed to great deal in introducing the Palestinian narrative and position from various developments, which prompted SI to adopt dozens of important decisions on Palestine.
Shaath said that the most important decisions of SI were to invite its members to play a role with their governments to unconditionally recognize the state of Palestine on the borders of June 4, 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, in addition to its clear position on Israeli settlement activities in the Palestinian territories, which it said constitute a flagrant violation of international law and an obstacle to peace.
Socialist International is a political organization with 162 member organizations and political parties from around the world.