New Delhi, Aug 6: India Monday said it has strongly objected to the cancellation of a Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting on Palestine that was to be held at Ramallah and this only strengthened its resolve to assist the Palestinians to their “inalienable right” to statehood.
The NAM meeting, to be hosted by the the Palestine Authority on Sunday, could not be held although it was decided in May to have the meeting.
“The NAM ministerial committee on Palestine was to meet at Ramallah. Unfortunately, this could not take place, although it had been decided way back in May 10 this year,” external affairs ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told reporters here.
“We have taken strong objection to this fact that we are unable to express solidarity with the Palestinian people by holding this meeting in Ramallah,” Akbaruddin said.
“But this only strengthens our resolve to assist the Palestinian people in their legitimate quest for dignity and in their inalienable right to statehood,” he added.
This was to be the first-ever NAM ministerial meeting on Palestine.