Dhaka – Bangladesh has urged Muslim nations across the world to get united on the question of Palestine as the South Asian country opposed US President Donald Trump’s support Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the call Thursday as she was addressing a press conference on her visit to Cambodia. Her comments came in response to the questions from journalists.
“We want that the Muslim countries and Ummah to be united so that the Palestinians get their just rights,” the Prime Minister was quoted as saying by state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.
The US president on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperilling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike.
Declaration made by Trump on Jerusalem is not acceptable to anyone in the Islamic World, said Bangladeshi prime minister adding that there is a UN resolution on Jerusalem and steps should be taken according to the resolution.
“It seems that none will accept its non-compliance,” she said.
The prime minister said the Palestinians have a right and their own state will have to be recognized. Bangladesh, as a Muslim country has long been supporting the causes of the Palestine people to have their own land.
Prime Minister Hasina said the territory that was created with East Jerusalem as its capital after the 1967 war should exist. Taking any unilateral decision by declaring Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will create unrest in the entire world, she added.