Foreign Minister Says New Country to Recognize Palestine
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riad Malki, said today that a new country will be recognizing the State of Palestine by the end of this month, bringing up the number of countries recognizing Palestine to 140.
He told state-run Palestine TV that this is an indication of the strenuous efforts by the Palestinian leadership at the political and diplomatic levels on the way forward to statehood and independence.
Al-Malki said he is scheduled to start visits to Latin American countries including Ecuador and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for bilateral relations talks. He noted that following his visits to Latin America, he would come back home with a new recognition of Palestine as an independent state.
On a different subject, the foreign minister said the Palestinian government has been working towards mobilizing financial aid from Arab countries to help cope with the current financial crisis affecting the government, as a result of Israel’s withholding of the Palestinian tax revenues.
Full interview: https://www.facebook.com/PalestineTv/videos/2535118923189545/UzpfSTM5MDk3NTQ2NDI3ODkyODoyNTI1NjM2MjE0MTQ2MTY1/