After Brazil, Argentina Recognize Palestine
Posted by teknologi2 on December 9, 2010
After Brazil, Argentina’s turn to recognize the sovereignty of the Palestinians under the border agreement in 1967. For Palestinians, the attitude of Argentina increasingly strengthening their position of Israeli oppression.
Recognition of sovereignty was delivered directly by the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, to President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine, Monday, December 6, 2010. Fernandez made the comments three days interval from recognition of Brazil.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Hector Timerman, as reported by the Associated Press, said that Argentina is very concerned about the target of peace talks in Madrid in 1991 and 1993 in Oslo has not been reached. Now, he says, is the perfect time to recognize Palestine as a state.
“The time has come to recognize Palestine as a country free and independent,” Timerman said.
He also stressed that Argentina will also maintain the position teguhnya in supporting Israel’s right to be recognized all nations and to live in peace and security in the region.
“The decision of Argentina to recognize a Palestinian state is based on the desire of the leaders of the country to support the negotiation process that will stop the conflict,” Timerman said.
“It is important to note that Argentina is one of hundreds of countries that recognize Palestine. This reflects the increasing consensus in the international community about the status of Palestine, “he said.
In response to this recognition, the Palestinian foreign minister, Riad Malki, said very happy. He also said that Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Ecuador also will declare his confession a few days.
“This recognition is symbolic. However, important as more and more countries recognize Palestine, the more pressure for the state also doubted the peace process. If Israel still refuses to recognize a Palestinian state when many are to admit it, this will make a difference, “said Malki.
Israel, in recognition of Brazil over the previous Palestinian sovereignty, expressed disappointment and sadness. Israel said that the recognition of a Palestinian state is a violation of the interim agreement signed by the government of Israel and the Palestinians in 1995.
The agreement stated that the problem of the status of the West Bank and Gaza Strip should be discussed and resolved through negotiation. (Art)