Republic of Guyana Recognizes the Palestinian State

PNN – Palestine News Network – 14.01.11 – 15:44

Georgetown – PNN – The Republic of Guyana officially announced on Friday its recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, becoming the seventh South American country to do so.

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Guyana Recognize the Palestinian State

The Guyana Foreign Affairs Ministry stated today that its recognition comes as a form of solidarity with the Palestinian nation and as a commitment to its legitimate right of independence.

In its press statement, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said it hoped that this move will help end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and establish a Palestinian state living by peace next to Israel.

The Republic of Guyana followed the footsteps of its neighbors Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Ecuador, and Chile.  Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966 and became a Republic on 23 February 1970.

At 215,000 km2, Guyana is the third-smallest independent state on the mainland of South America (after Uruguay and Suriname). Its population is approximately 770,000. Guyana is one of the four non-Spanish-speaking territories on the continent, along with Brazil (Portuguese), Suriname (Dutch) and French Guiana (French).

 


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