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Brazil recognizes Palestinian state along 1967 borders

Headline: “Brazil officially announces its recognition of the State of Palestine in ’67 borders
President: Recognition shows that Brazil is a pioneer in understanding the Palestinian reality”
     “Brazil announced yesterday its official recognition of the State of Palestine in the 1967 borders. The Brazilian announcement arrived in [the form of] a letter sent by Brazilian President Lula da Silva, to President Mahmoud Abbas, and received by [Palestinian] Foreign Minister, Dr. Riyad Al-Malki…
In its announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed appreciation for this step, and expressed its hope that it would be the start of recognition by [other] countries on the [South American] continent for the Palestinian state in the ’67 borders. The Ministry expected that in the wake of the Brazilian action a similar action would be taken by other countries in Latin America…
The [Fatah] Foreign Relations Commission added that it had invested unceasing efforts in recent months to stimulate relations between the Palestinian people and the peoples of Latin America, and that Dr. Nabil Shaath, the [Fatah] movement’s Commissioner for Foreign Relations, had received promises, during his tour of several Latin American countries last month, to improve the political positions of some countries of the continent, such that they would recognize the Palestinian state on the ’67 borders.”
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