President Boric Announces Chile Will Open Embassy in Palestine

Chilean President Gabriel Boric. (Photo: via BORIC TW Page)

President Gabriel Boric of Chile said Wednesday that he plans to open an embassy “in Palestine”, The New Arab reported.

The announcement by the leftist president, who began his four-year term in March 2022, came at a Christmas ceremony for Chile’s Palestinian community, estimated to be more than 300,000 strong.

“One of the decisions we have taken as a government, I think we have not yet made it public… is that we will raise the level of our official representation in Palestine,” Boric said.

“We will open an embassy under our government.”

In 1998, Chile opened a representative office to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, and in 2011, it recognized Palestine as a state and supported its entrance to UNESCO.

Palestinians began immigrating to Chile in large numbers during the 20th century when the area was still part of the Ottoman Empire. Chile has the largest Palestinian population outside of the Middle East.

(The New Arab, PC, SOCIAL)

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