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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
United Nations News Service (See also > DPI)
21 September 2011



South African leader backs Palestinian bid to join UN as a Member State

21 September 2011 - South African President Jacob Zuma today told the General Assembly that his country supported the intention of the Palestinian Authority to seek full membership of the United Nations as a sovereign State and urged other countries to back the move.

“It is a decisive step towards achieving lasting peace, economic cooperation and prosperity for the millions of people in the Middle East, and urge that it be viewed favourable,” Mr. Zuma said in his speech to the Assembly’s annual general debate.

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