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Palestinian embassy in Kuwait to reopen after 22 years

Official sources have reported that the Palestinian Authority embassy in Kuwait, which has been closed for twenty-two years, will be re-opened next month. According to PA Foreign Minister Riad El-Malki, the Palestinian Authority ambassador will present his credentials to the Kuwaiti government over the next month.

"Ambassador Rami Tahboub has been appointed as the Palestinian ambassador to Kuwait, and will take up his duties within the next month," Mr. El-Malki told the PA's official news agency.

The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, apologised to Kuwait in December 2004 for the position taken by the then Palestinian leadership which did not condemn the Iraqi invasion of the emirate in 1990. It was this which led to the closure of the embassy.

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