The results of a vote on a resolution for the UN Security Council
The results of a vote on a resolution for the UN Security Council to reconsider and support the full membership of Palestine into the United Nations is displayed during a special session of the UN General Assembly, at UN headquarters in New York City on May 10, 2024. Image Credit: AFP

Abu Dhabi: The UAE welcomed the vote by the United Nations General Assembly with an overwhelming majority of votes in favor of supporting granting the State of Palestine full membership and requesting the Security Council reconsider the State of Palestine's application for membership. The Resolution constitutes a historic step towards towards peace and achieving the two-State solution.

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In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) underscored that the UAE - which presented the resolution determining that the State of Palestine is qualified for full membership in the UN during an Emergency Special Session of the UNGA, in its capacity as chair of the Arab Group for the month of May - is steadfast in its commitment to reinforcing peace and justice, safeguarding the rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, and establishing an independent sovereign Palestinian State, in accordance with UN resolutions and the relevant agreements which aim to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The Ministry reiterated the UAE's consistent call on the international community to intensify all regional and international efforts to achieve peace and the two-State solution.