The government of Maldives has submitted a written statement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the request for an Advisory Opinion on the legal consequences rooting from the policies and practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.
Taking to Twitter following the announcement late Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid revealed that the government has submitted a written statement to the ICJ with regard to the request for an Advisory Opinion on the legal consequences arising from the policies and practices of Israel in the occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem
He further reaffirmed that the people and government of Maldives will “always” stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine in their fight for self-determination.
The request for an Advisory Opinion was made through resolution 77/247, which was passed during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The government of Maldives voted in favor of the resolution.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs compiled the statement jointly with the Attorney General’s Office.
Maldives has “always” stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their fight for self-determination and the realization of an independent and sovereign State of Palestine established on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.