Lithuania upgrades Palestine’s diplomatic status 14Mar13 March 14, 2013

Ma’an News Agency    -    13 March 2013

155392_345x230RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – The foreign minister of Lithuania on Wednesday decided to upgrade Palestine’s diplomatic status from a commission to a mission.

A statement by the ministry of foreign affairs in Ramallah quoted Linas Antanas Limkevicius as saying he notified the Palestinian ambassador to Finland Nabil al-Wazir of the decision in an official letter.

In his letter, the foreign minister of Lithuania highlighted that relations between Palestine and Lithuania improved. He also denounced Israel’s settlement expansion.

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