T&T recognizes the State of Palestine

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T&T recognizes the State of Palestine

Trinidad and Tobago has formally recognized the State of Palestine.

The Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs said the decision was taken at a meeting of Cabinet on Thursday.

In a release, it said Cabinet has determined that the formal recognition of Palestine by T&T will assist in the achievement of a lasting peace by strengthening the growing international consensus on the issue of Palestinian statehood.

It adds that T&T has been a longstanding advocate of the two-State solution as the only credible path to peace and security for Palestinians, the Israelis and, by extension, the wider region.

The Ministry said: “Recognition of Palestine is moral and just and demonstrates Trinidad and Tobago’s acknowledgement of and support for the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian People.”

T&T will join 141 other countries that recognize Palestine, Algeria being the first to have done so in 1988.