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Antigua-Barbuda formally establish diplomatic ties with Palestine


New York, 16 June 2024 (TDI): On the 15th of June, Antigua and Barbuda formally signed an agreement with Palestine on the establishment of diplomatic ties.

Paul Chet Greene, the Minister of Foreign Relations, and Permanent Envoy Riyad Mansour signed the communique at the State of Palestine’s Permanent Observer Mission to the UN in New York.

Adding on, both parties emphasized their respective nations’ dedication to the values outlined in the United Nations Charter. Furthermore, respect for rules of international law, support for global peace and security, and regard for state sovereignty and independence were also deemed pivotal.

Moreover, Palestine’s envoy to the UN celebrated this significant diplomatic victory and reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening cooperative ties. Doing so would help bring about much-needed security and economic recovery.

The Foreign Minister for Antigua and Barbuda expressed his pleasure in reiterating support for the State of Palestine. He said it was a step toward the resolution of long-term disputes that would ensure prosperity for the Palestinian people.

An official MoU of the agreement on the establishment of diplomatic relations will be submitted to the UN Secretary-General. All diplomatic embassies will get copies of the MoU, which will formally inform the world community of this momentous development.

Caribbean Community Establishes Ties

The 14 autonomous Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members have at last unified on the issue of Palestine’s statehood after 13 years of disagreement.

All 14 CARICOM states officially acknowledge Palestine as an autonomous nation as of May 7, 2024. Barbados on April 19, Jamaica on April 22, Trinidad and Tobago on May 2, and The Bahamas on May 7 were the most recent nations to establish diplomatic ties.

Also Read: Palestine seeks Greek recognition of Palestinian statehood

Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname decided to recognize Palestine due to their empathy for the historical hardships and quest for self-determination of the Palestinian people.

Summaiya Malik
Summaiya Malik
The author holds an MPhil degree in International Relations from National Defence University, Islamabad. She writes for South Asian Voices, CISS Insight and Hilal English.E-mail: summaiyamalik.sm@gmail.com

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