Brazil donates land for Palestinian embassy



Published today 11:41


RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian ambassador to Brazil Ibrahim Az-Zein received the title to a piece of land Monday, where the Palestinian embassy in Brazil will stand following that country’s recognition of a Palestinian state earlier in the month.

Following the presentation of the generous gift, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement thanking Brazil for what it said was a 22-dunum track of land with an estimated value of $14 million.

The announcement came one day after chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said publicly that 10 European Union countries would soon upgrade their Palestinian representative offices to full diplomatic statis in a show of support for Palestinian state-building efforts.

“The Palestinians will not stop working to gain their freedom through all available channels and in peaceful ways,” Erekat told Ma’an.

He said the Palestinian cause has gained international support in recent months and affirmed that Norway’s decision to upgrade its representative office to an embassy had caused Israel much anxiety.

Maan News Agency: Brazil donates land for Palestinian embassy.

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