Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:54AM
Palestine has cast its first vote at the United Nations General Assembly, taking another step toward becoming a full member of the UN.
“This is an important step in our march for freedom and independence and full membership of the United Nations,” said Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour on Monday.
“I think that this is a very, very special moment in the history of the struggle of the Palestinian people at the United Nations,” Mansour said, adding, “It is another step for strengthening the pillars of… Palestine in the international arena.”
“It (the vote) is an important one because it reflects that the international community, particularly the General Assembly, is hungry and waiting for…Palestine to become a full member of the United Nations,” he said.
On November 29, 2012, the UN General Assembly voted…
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