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Newsline: Cyprus upgrades Palestinian representation to Embassy

The government of Cyprus has upgraded the status of the Palestinian diplomatic representation in Nicosia from that of a diplomatic mission to that of an Embassy of the State of Palestine. Minister of Foreign Affairs Erato Kozakou Markoullis said that “this important decision is in line with the recognition of the Palestinian State in 1988 by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus and follows the relevant practice of seven other EU member states that have recognized the Palestinian State also in 1988, namely, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Malta.” Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine, who pays an official visit to Cyprus, said that other countries should now follow Cyprus’ “historic decision”.



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