A public square in the capital of Venezuela has been named after Yasser Arafat. A bronze statue of the late Palestinian president was unveiled in Caracas on Wednesday, on the 11th anniversary of his death.
The unveiling ceremony was attended by senior Venezuelan officials as well as Arab and other foreign diplomats. The Palestinian Ambassador to Venezuela, Linda Sobh, praised the country’s pioneering role in the Palestinian cause, especially in seeking to achieve Palestinian rights and independence, as well as exposing Israeli violations of international laws and conventions.
The Mayor of Caracas, Jorge Rodríguez, expressed Venezuela’s pride in commemorating one of the historical icons of national liberation in the land of liberator Simon Bolivar. He stressed Venezuela’s moral and revolutionary commitment to adopt the Palestinian cause in all national and international arenas as a firmly rooted policy, following in the footsteps of the late leader Hugo Chavez, under the man continuing his journey, President Nicolas Maduro Moros.