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Palestine thanks Uruguay for sovereign recognition

04-02-2011 11:13 BJT

MONTEVIDEO, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has thanked Uruguay for recognizing Palestine as a sovereign state, the Uruguayan presidential office said Friday.

Abbas expressed his "appreciation for the positions of political support for the self-determination of our people" in a message to his Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica, it said.

Uruguay's recognition is "a support of the international law that strengthens the sincere efforts to achieve peace in our region," Abbas said, adding "it gives us the hope that justice will prevail and occupation will disappear."

Uruguay recognized the existence of the Palestinian State on March 15. Other Latin American countries that have officially recognized Palestine include Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Ecuador.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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