Ghana keeping with UN, AU resolutions – Ambassador Pobee explains why she voted against Israel

Ghana’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Martha Ama Pobee has indicated that her decision to vote against the US in their quest to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel was to keep with “relevant UN and AU resolutions”.

She also slams the United State for taking a move to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel as she indicates does not present a viable two-state solution and the final status of Jerusalem, to be resolved through negotiations

“US recognition of Jerusalem undermines prospects of a viable two-state solution and the final status of Jerusalem, to be resolved through negotiations”.

In a response to questions by some concerned Ghanaians on twitter who wanted to know informed Ghana’s decision to vote against, HE, Martha Ama Pobee wrote:

“Ghana’s vote was informed inter alia, by her long-held position on the conflict and in keeping with relevant UN and AU resolutions. US recognition of Jerusalem undermines prospects of a viable two-state solution and the final status of Jerusalem, to be resolved through negotiations.”

Replying a question on whether the US will sanction Ghana for voting to reject the resolution, Ambassador Pobee replied: “Ghana, like many countries that voted for the resolution, maintains excellent relations with the US. We will continue to engage with the US at the UN as partners in several other areas where we share common interests for our mutual benefit and for global peace and security.”

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