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Grenada, Haiti recognize the State of Palestine

Sept. 28, 2013 7:24 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 30, 2013 10:36 A.M.)
NEW YORK (Ma'an) -- Grenada and Haiti have officially recognized the State of Palestine in a ceremony held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Friday, Palestinian Authority Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad al-Maliki said.

Al-Malki signed separate agreements to establish diplomatic relations with his Grenadian and Haitian counterparts. The agreement means that the states will exchange ambassadors.

"This recognition highlights the collective international approval of Palestinian rights," said al-Maliki.

"It is a new success for Palestinian diplomacy," he added.

Grenada and Haiti join more than 130 states worldwide that maintain diplomatic relations and recognize the state of Palestine.

In 2012, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution to upgrade Palestine to a "non-member state" at the United Nations, implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.

The Czech Republic was unique in Europe, joining the United States, Israel, Canada, Panama and tiny Pacific Island states likes Nauru, Palau and Micronesia in voting against the move.
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