The JVP participated at the 3rd Conference of the Inter-parliamentary Jerusalem Platform held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last weekend. About 300 Parliamentarians from 70 countries participated in extending their solidarity with the Palestinian struggle and in defending the city of Jerusalem. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad was the chief guest, and the Parliament led by its Speaker organized the conference.
The conference vehemently condemned the ‘deal of the century’, US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan and rejected it.
Comrade Bimal Rathnayake represented the JVP at the conference. He took the opportunity to express wishes of the JVP and the Sri Lanka Palestinian Solidarity Organization stating despite US influence in the region, it was possible to uphold the movement to oppose the US intervention in the Middle East, reject Trump’s ‘Middle East plan’ and keep up the struggle to support the Palestinian people’s struggle to win their legitimate rights.
He also got the opportunity to meet the General Secretary of the Socialist Party of Malaysia and several members of its Central Committee at the head office of the Socialist Party of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.