Published: 2019-12-15 11:02
Last Updated: 2019-12-15 11:50
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi has thanked countries that voted to extend the mandate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency's (UNRWA) until 2023.
In a tweet on his Twitter official account, Safadi said "Grateful to all (169 countries) who voted in support of renewing UNRWA mandate. This is a vote in support of refugees' right to live in dignity."
Refugees issue can only be resolved on the basis of Int’l law within a comprehensive solution that ends the occupation that began in 1967."
"We thank all brothers and friends who affirmed, through their vote to renew UNRWA's mandate, that they are committed to the right of refugees to a decent life."
Grateful to all (169 countries) who voted in support of renewing #UNRWA mandate. This is a vote in support of refugees right to live in dignity. Refugees issue can only be resolved on basis of Int’l law within a comprehensive solution that ends the occupation that began in 1967.— Ayman Safadi (@AymanHsafadi) December 15, 2019
On Friday, December 13, 2019, the United Nations General Assembly extended the mandate of UNRWA for a period of 3 years.
The vote passed 169 to two, with only the Israeli occupation and the United States opposing it, and nine countries abstained.