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Uruguay affirms support for Palestinians rights

Luis Jaime Cisneros (L), chairman of Peru's Foreign Press Association, Delia Razuri (C) --mother of abducted AFP photographer Jaime Razuri-- and Walid Abdel Rahim, Palestinian General Delegation representative in Lima, talk to the press outside of the Palestinian delegation in Lima, 05 January 2007. (Photo by EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Uruguay’s Vice-President, Lucia Topolansky has affirmed her country’s support for the Palestinian people’s rights and the importance of cooperation in various fields.

Topolansky made the remarks during a meeting with Palestinian Ambassador, Walid Abdel Rahim.

Ambassador Abdel Rahim stressed that the Palestinian people appreciate Uruguay’s support for their right to self-determination and to have an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders.

The ambassador briefed the Uruguayan official about the Israeli violations of international law and human rights including building illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, demolishing Palestinian homes and depriving the Palestinians of their most basic human rights.

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