Monday, December 6, 2010
After Brazil also Argentina recognizes state of Palestine
After Brazil's decision to recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, confirmed on Sunday, that she would also recognize an independent Palestine with the same parameters.
Kirchner made the announcemeent in a phone call to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in which she added that her recognition was not just a political gesture, but a moral stand.
Brazil announced its official recognition of a Palestinian state on December 3, responding to a request sent by Abbas on November 24, through a letter from the Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Abbas. Isarel has said it deplored the deciiosns of both countries. More than 100 countries have already recognized an independent Palestine within its '67 borders, including all Arab countries, most African nations and part of the new Asian economic powers, such as China and India.
Update: Uruguay announced soon afterward that it would recognize a Palestinian state next year. “Uruguay will surely follow the same path as Argentina in 2011,” Deputy Foreign Minister Roberto Conde told AFP.