Australia provides one million dollars to the State of Palestine in order to confront the Corona pandemic, as a form of financial support to Palestine.
Australian Foreign Minister Maris Payne announced the granting of the State of Palestine one million dollars through the World Health Organization to confront the Corona pandemic, by providing medical equipment and technical assistance, confirming her country's position in support of the needs of the Palestinian people and the two-state solution.
Today, Thursday, Australian Ambassador to the State of Palestine Mark Bailey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Al-Maliki, delivered a message from the Australian Foreign Minister in response to Al-Maliki's request that the Australian government provide medical aid to the Palestinian people to confront the Corona pandemic.
In his message, Al-Maliki praised Australia's excellence in facing the pandemic, expressing the Palestinian government's interest in obtaining Australian support due to the high number of injuries and deaths in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He pointed to the deteriorating health conditions in the State of Palestine and the efforts made by Palestinian medical teams, despite the scarcity of medical resources.
He reviewed the latest political developments on the Palestinian arena, stressing the need to preserve the principle of the two-state solution in accordance with agreed international law and standards, in order to establish stability and lasting peace in the Middle East, referring to President Mahmoud Abbas’s decree to hold legislative and presidential elections.
He referred to the Palestinian efforts to provide the vaccine, in terms of the government's contacts with various countries of the world, stressing that in light of giving citizens in Israel the Corona vaccines, it is incumbent on the occupying power, according to international law, to ensure that the Palestinians receive the vaccine as well.