Abbas hails Qatar's support for Palestinian UN bid

January 11, 2013 - 11:58:36 am

DOHA: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas highly appreciated Qatar's support for the Palestinian bid to become a non-Member Observer State of the United Nations.

Speaking to Qatari Arabic daily " Al Watan" published today, Abbas expressed hope to continuously receive the strong support provided by the State of Qatar and other Arab countries and achieve full UN membership as a step towards recovering all national rights.

He also praised the joint efforts being exerted by Qatar and Egypt to support the Palestinian cause and alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people and their struggle for independence and freedom.

In his context, President Abbas referred to the shipment of building materials donated by Qatar through Egyptian territories as part of Qatar's plan to break Israel's economic and political blockade of Gaza. (QNA)

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