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article imageBolivia President recognizes Palestine as a sovereign state

By Andrew Moran     Dec 17, 2010 in Politics
Igua - During a summit of the South American trade bloc Mercosur, Bolivia President Evo Morales announced that his country will recognized Palestine as a sovereign state based on the 1967 borders.
The Bolivian Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Friday that President Evo Morales will write a letter to the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmud Abbas, and note that his government will view Palestine as an “independent and sovereign state,” according to Press TV.
The Bolivian leader made the announcement during a news conference in Brazil where he attended a South American trade summit: “Bolivia recognizes the Palestinian state along 1967 borders, together with Brazil and Argentina.”
Agence-France Presse reports that Morales asserted that there is a “genocide” occurring in that region and urged the international community to resolve the issue at hand.
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Morales later said that he will notify members of the international community of his decision. Bolivia will now follow the footsteps of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay who also recognize Palestine as a state.
Haaretz reports that nations, including the United States, Norway, France, Spain and Portugal have upgraded Palestinian representation from “general delegation” to diplomatic delegation,” which Israel has strongly condemned.
This week, Palestinian authorities have called on several European nations to recognize Palestine as “free and independent” in the West Bank.
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