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Solidarity with the Palestine

28 November 2019

This year marks 42 years since the United Nations (UN) General Assembly established the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The commemoration of this day seeks to galvanise global action towards ending the occupation of Palestine.

Photo: (L-R) Ms Patricia de Lille, SA Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Mr Hashem Dajani, Ambassador of Palestine and Ms Zhuldyz Akisheva, Acting UN Resident Coordinator (UNIC)

The Embassy of the State of Palestine in South Africa commemorated this United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) with friends of Palestine.

The event was organized and hosted by DIRCO, the Department of Arts and Culture, and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in cooperation with the Palestinian Embassy.

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Ms Patricia de Lille delivered a message of support on behalf the South African government. In her address, she reiterated South Africa’s commitment to the Palestinian cause. “The State of Palestine continues to remain a priority in South Africa’s current international diplomacy and our Government will continue to campaign for the independence of Palestine under the two-state solution, based on the international recognition and independence of the viable State of Palestine, which is based on the 4 June 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, existing peacefully as independent states.”

She concluded her address with farewell wishes to Ambassador Hashem Dajani whose tour of duty came to an end at the end of November. Minister De Lille on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa expressed gratitude to Ambassador Dajani for the magnificent work and achievements during his time in South Africa as the Ambassador of the State of Palestine. “Your valuable work contributed to the strengthening of relations between our country and Palestine, relations which we desire to continue and develop further,” said Minister De Lille.

Embassy of Palestine and Dirco




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