Palestine to apply for full UN membership

  16 January 2019    Read: 1207
Palestine to apply for full UN membership

Palestine to apply for full UNPalestine will apply for full UN membership, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki announced on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports. 

“We realize that the U.S. may veto the application for full UN membership, but this will not prevent us from applying,” he said after assuming the Group of 77, the UN’s largest bloc. 

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly granted Palestine the status of non-member observer state. 

For a full UN membership, an approval of the UN Security Council is required; afterward it is voted in the UN General Assembly.


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