NEW YORK, June 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait affirmed that time will never strip the Palestinian people of the right to return to their land.
The remarks were made in a speech by Kuwait's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Ambassador Tariq Al-Bannai late Friday, during a meeting of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The Palestinians' right to return comes in accordance with the international legislations, especially article 194 of the General Assembly and the Arab Peace Initiative, he said.
"While commemorating 75 years since the crisis, we remember with sorrow the crime against humanity the Palestinian people faced in 1948, when hundreds of thousands were forcefully displaced and were forced to stay away from their land and home for over seven decades, Al-Bannai noted.
Kuwait will continue to support the rights of Palestinians, said the ambassador, hailing the efforts of UNRWA workers to ease the suffering of about six million Palestinian refugees in different countries.
He announced Kuwait's pledge of USD two million for UNRWA for 2023. (end)