Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Riyad alMalki said Sunday that a new country will be recognizing the State of Palestine by the end of this month, bringing up the number of countries that recognized the state of Palestine to 140.
The foreign minister told staterun Palestine TV that this is an indication of the strenuous efforts by the Palestinian leadership at the political and diplomatic levels on the way forward to statehood and independence.
AlMalki said he is scheduled to start visits to Latin American countries including Ecuador and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for bilateral relations talks. He noted that following his visits to Latin America, he would come back home with a new recognition of Palestine as an independent state.
Source: International Islamic News Agency