Caribbean Governments reiterate long-standing solidarity with Palestinian people

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 8TH 2011 (CUOPM) – Caribbean governments have reiterated its long-standing solidarity with the people of Palestine hoping that recent developments in the Middle East will lead to a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the creation of lasting peace and stability in the Region.

Caribbean Foreign Ministers at their just concluded Fourteenth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community in St. Kitts reiterated the Community’s long standing and unwavering solidarity with, and commitment to, the just and legitimate aspirations of the people of Palestine for the exercise of their right to self determination and to achieve a homeland of their own, independent, free, prosperous and at peace.

“The Council further reiterated its support for a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the people of Israel and Palestine living side by side in their free and independent countries in peace, prosperity and harmony and within secure and internationally recognised borders,” said the communiqué issued after the meeting which was convened under the chairmanship of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Condor.

COFCOR took note of the recognition of Palestine as an independent State by two of its Member States – Guyana and Suriname as well as the reconciliation between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Fatah.

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