Namibia welcomes UNSC resolution for peace in Gaza

WINDHOEK: Namibia has welcomed the adoption on Monday, of Resolution 2728 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which demands amongst others, an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during Ramadan and calls for the release of all hostages.

In a media statement availed here Tuesday, Executive Director in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Penda Naanda stated that the adoption of UNSC Resolution 2728 is a welcome relief for the people of Gaza who have endured constant bombardments of their homes, schools, hospitals and places of worship, during which thousands of Palestinians have lost their lives.

‘In line with the provisions of our Constitution, Namibia has been calling for the settlement of international disputes by peaceful means. While adopting the resolution is a step in the right direction to end the sixth-month war, Namibia continues to encourage a peaceful solution that will not only end in a permanent ceasefire but also in two states living side by side in peace and security wi
thin the pre-1967 border, East Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine,’ he said.

He further stated that the conflict has left about 32,333 people killed, including more than 13000 children and about 8400 women while more than 74 694 people were injured including about 8663 children and 6327 women.

Namibia, he said calls on the members of the UNSC to fulfil their obligations and ensure that the UN Secretary Council Resolution 2728 is implemented without further delay.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency