Three-quarters of world recognises Palestine
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — As Palestinian leaders prepare to seek membership of the United Nations, some 124 of the world body’s 193 member states have announced their recognition of Palestine as an independent state.
A full list of the countries that have recognised Palestine can be viewed here. Their total population is over 5.2 billion people, equaling 75 percent of the world’s people.
Palestinian Authority Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki is currently visiting Africa to ask more governments to recognise the independent state of Palestine.
The Palestinians are planning to present their bid for UN membership on Sept. 20, when world leaders begin gathering in New York for the 66th session of the General Assembly.
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