New Delhi, May 13: Mahmoud Al Habbash, special advisor to Palestine President Mahmmud Abbas, has lauded India for extending political, moral and material support to Palestinians and said the two sides recently evolved a new mechanism to strategise their relationship. “We are thankful to India for supporting an independent Palestine state and pleading their cause at all intertiol fora vociferously,” Habbash said at a meeting held here on Tuesday night at the India Islamic Cultural Centre. The meeting was organised to observe the 67th Anniversary of “kkba”, the day when the Palestinians were uprooted from their land.
It was attended by former minister K. Rehman Khan, deputy leader of the CPI-M Mohammed Salim and a number of members of parliament. The ambassadors of Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, Morocco and diplomats of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Cuba and several other countries also attended the meeting which was organised by the India-Arab Friendship Society. Habbash said the intertiol Community should fulfill its commitment and take speedy measures to establish the Palestine state so that Middle East becomes a peaceful region. The Palestinian president’s advisor said India also supported Palestine in its efforts to become a non-member of the UN. He also supported India’s claim for permanent membership in the UN Security Council. (ians)