welcomes idea of recognition of independent Palestine
Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) welcomed a decision
made by Argentina, and Brazil to recognize an independent
within the borders
defined in 1967.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ehsanoglu
in a media statem ent on Tuesday, said this is an important
development, in support of the national rights of the Palestinians.
He expressed hope that other countries will also join Brazil and
Argentina and recognize a free and independent state of Palestine.
Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said earlier, reading a
letter sent by President Cristina Kirchner to Mahmoud Abbas, that
the move reflected a general consensus among members of Mercosur,
the South American trading bloc. Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and
Ur uguay are the members of Mercosur.
Elsewhere, Uruguayan deputy Foreign Minister Roberto Conde said
"Uruguay will surely follow the same path as Argentina in 2011." "We
are working toward opening a diplomatic representation in Palestine,
most likely in Ramallah."