Paraguay says recognizes Palestinian state

Paraguay's move comes just before a summit between Latin American and Arab countries, which will be held in Lima in February.

Paraguay says recognizes Palestinian state

Paraguay's government said on Friday it had decided to recognize a Palestinian state based on borders before the 1967 invasion, following similar moves by other South American countries in recent months.

Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia and Uruguay have recently recognized a Palestinian state along the pre-war borders. Chile and Peru have also given recognition to a Palestinian state.

Announcing the decision, Paraguay's Foreign Ministry said "bilateral negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, which are currently at a standstill, are essential for both peace and security."

Paraguay's move comes just before a summit between Latin American and Arab countries, which will be held in Lima in February.


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