Nigerian government declares support for Palastinian state
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Feb 29, Abuja:Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has declared his administration support for a two state solution to Palestine and Isreal Conflict.
This was contained in a statement signed by the President spokesman, Femi Adesina and made available to newsmen.
According to him, President Buhari disclosed this during a meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani, on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
In his words, “I want to assure you that we will stand side by side with you, until our brothers and sisters in Palestine achieve their desired objectives."
'Our support for various Security Council resolutions restoring and respecting 1967 boundaries with Jerusalem as capital of Palestine is firm and unshaken.'
“As members of OPEC and Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), our relations in the areas of oil and gas, which our two nations heavily rely on, need to be enhanced and coordinated for the benefit of our people.
“The current market situation in the oil industry is unsustainable and totally unacceptable.
“We must cooperate both within and outside our respective organisations to find a common ground to stabilize the market, which will be beneficial to our nations,’’ the President said on the second day of his state visit to Qatar.
The President’s stance on the Israeli-Palestine conflict is similar with that of most countries of the world including the European Union, and Qatar is believed to be one of the major backers of Palestine including backing Hamas which governs Gaza.
It could be recalled that Israel and United States have repeatedly blocked any United Nations resolution mandating a two-state solution.
The Oslo Times