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Cyprus upgrades Palestine mission to embassy

Feb. 9, 2013 4:51 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 9, 2013 4:51 P.M.)
NICOSIA, Cyprus (Ma'an) -- Cyprus is upgrading Palestine's mission in Nicosia to the status of embassy, official PA media said Saturday.

Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis announced the upgrade on Friday at a press conference with PA foreign minister Riyad al-Malki, Wafa news agency reported.

President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the Cypriot decision from Cairo, the news agency said.

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