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Algerian president calls for granting Palestine full UN membership

ALGIERS, (The Palestine Information Centre)Algerian president Abdul-Majid Tebboune called for convening a special session of the UN General Assembly to vote on granting Palestine full membership in the organization.

Addressing the 78th session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Tebboune stressed Algeria’s support for the Arab peace initiative — which advocates for an independent Palestinian state within 1967 borders — and also cited Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories as a “key factor in regional instability.”

The Algerian president further called on the UN Security Council to issue a resolution protecting the two-state solution and ending the Israeli occupation.

The president of Algeria renewed the demand for the “establishment of a new world order based on equality.”

“Reforms are also needed in the UN Security Council, which has been weak in fulfilling its duty to maintain international peace and security and in preventing the use of force,” he added.

Palestine holds the status of a “non-member observer state” within the 193-member organization.

In 2012, the UN General Assembly elevated Palestine’s status from an “observer entity” to a “non-member observer state.”

For Palestine to attain full UN membership, it requires approval from the UN Security Council followed by a vote in the General Assembly.

Palestine applied for full UN membership in 2011, but it did not garner the necessary support in the Security Council

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