Top leader affirmes Vietnam's support and solidarity with the Palestinian People

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong has affirmed Vietnam's support and solidarity with Palestinian people in struggling for their imprescriptible rights.

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong. Source: VNA

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong recently has sent his message of congratulations to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People of the UN.

He also cabled congratulations to Cheikh Niang, Chairman of the United Nations Committee on Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, and President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas.

In his messages, the top leader affirmed the Vietnamese State and people' support for and solidarity with the Palestinian people in the righteous struggle for basic national rights.

In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II))

In resolution 60/37 of 1 December 2005, the Assembly requested the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Division for Palestinian Rights, as part of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 29 November, to continue to organize an annual exhibit on Palestinian rights or a cultural event in cooperation with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the UN.

The resolution on the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People also encourages Member States to continue to give the widest support and publicity to the observance of the Day of Solidarity.

This year, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People will be observed on 1 December with special meetings. In the UN headquarters in New York, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, a body of the UN General Assembly promoting the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and independence, will convene high-level officials of Member States, the Secretary-General, intergovernmental organizations and representatives of civil society who are expected to make statements on the question of Palestine and attend the official launch of a virtual exhibit.

Mai Nguyen