Tunisia confirms support for Palestinian UN statehood bid

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Tunisia confirmed on Friday that it will support the Palestinian UN bid for statehood in September.

The Tunisian Foreign Affairs ministry gave its total support for the political move and said that UN member countries should support the Palestinian leadership.

The Palestinian ambassador to Tunisia Salman al-Herfi held a series of meetings with Tunisian officials to brief them about the latest political developments surrounding the UN bid and the pressure facing the Palestinian leadership to stop the political move in September.

Al-Herfi met with foreign affairs director-general of politics Muhammad Khashaneh, president of the commission for the protection of revolutionary goals Ayyad Ashour, and dean of the Tunisian bar Abdul Razzak al-Kelyani, official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The meetings also covered proposed activities of the Palestinian embassy in Tunis to support the UN bid.

The supreme commission for the protection of revolutionary goals confirmed its unlimited support for the Palestinian leadership, people  and cause, adding that the Tunisian revolution supports the Palestinian UN bid for recognition.

The PLO operated in exile from Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, from 1982 to 1991 after being expelled from Lebanon following Israel’s invasion of the country.

(www.maannews.net / 09.09.2011)

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