Tunisia Contributes $100,000 to Palestine Refugee Agency

Tunisia Contributes $100,000 to Palestine Refugee Agency

Pro-Palestine rally in Tunisia. (File photo)

Tunisia announced at the Extraordinary Virtual Ministerial Pledging Conference for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), its financial contribution of about $100 thousand to the budget of the Agency.

This contribution was decided by President Kais Saied, a Foreign Ministry press release reads.

During her speech made on Tuesday on behalf of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Salma Ennaifar urged the international community “to join efforts to help the Palestinian people.”

Ennaifar laid emphasis in her address on the UNRWA's vital role to ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees through education, health and relief programmes, especially in a difficult context marked by the spread of COVID-19.

The Secretary of State recalled in this regard Tunisia's pro-Palestine position and support for the “brotherly Palestinian people” in their struggle to recover their legitimate rights and build their independent and sovereign State within the borders of June 4, 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital.

Tunisia called for ensuring respect for international law, preventing the annexation of new Palestinian territories by Israel, and redoubling efforts to restart the peace process on the principle of the two-State solution.

The conference was held on June 23, under the motto: "A strong UNRWA in a challenging world - mobilising collective action."

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