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Venezuela Abolishes Visa Formalities for Palestinians

Al-Manar | December 7, 2012

Venezuela has become the first country in the world to abolish entrance visas for citizens of Palestine recognized as an observer state by the UN, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday.

The agreement on the abolition of visa formalities for holders of civil and diplomatic passports was signed in Caracas among other joint documents after talks between the Venezuelan and Palestinian foreign ministers.

The State of Palestine has signed ten agreements in the political, economic, health, agriculture, tourism, cultural, and sports sectors with the Venezuelan government.

Palestinian FM Riyad Al-Maliki thanked his Venezuelan counterpart for his country’s support of Palestine, and they agreed to hold an international solidarity meeting next February.

The meeting will be attended by the presidents of both Palestine and Venezuela as well as the United Nations Committee to support the inalienable Palestinian people’s rights.

Last Thursday the UN General Assembly granted Palestine the status of an observer state by an overwhelming majority of votes, ignoring Israeli and US objections.

December 7, 2012 - Posted by | Solidarity and Activism | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Of course this is good news but what does it really mean? If a Gazan could get out of the occupied strip are visas abolished for them, yes but how do they get out? Since Israel is doing all in it’s power to rid the Holy Land of its indigenous residents will it facilitate their leaving and more important what about any guarantee for return?

    Comment by ruby22-kate | December 7, 2012 | Reply


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