UN General Assembly members vote in favor of proposal promoting developing nations’ access to farming technology
WASHINTON - A majority comprised of 133 states voted at the United Nations General Assembly Friday in favor of an Israeli proposal to make farming technology more accessible to developing African nations. Arab countries, who opposed the measure for political reasons, led a group of 35 nations who abstained from the vote.
The measure proposed by the Jewish state is expected to aid the Arab world among other regions, and is in line with the UN policy to eradiate hunger and poverty.
Iraq expressed objection to the proposal on behalf the Arab states, claiming that Israel is exploiting the developing world’s needs to make political gains and to mask “illegal and destructive” policies. Nevertheless, the Arab states did not vote against the measure.