Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohammad, announced that his country is ready to open an accredited embassy to Palestine.
He addressed the delegates and representatives from 120 countries at the 18th summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
Mahathir during the conference said that the opening of this embassy would allow Malaysia to more easily assist the Palestinians.
“We know that Israel will not allow Malaysia to open an embassy in the Occupied Territory. As such, we will open the embassy in Jordan,” Mahathir announced.
He revealed that the embassy would be accredited to Palestine, and it would more freely facilitate the extension of aid to Palestinians.
Mahathir added “It is unfortunate that a world organization set up by powerful nations now sees those very people ignoring the resolutions of that world body. Now, we see others doing the same.”
Meanwhile, he criticized Israel for its plans to annex parts of the West Bank, as well as claiming Jerusalem as its capital.