Thailand endorses first Palestinian ambassador to Thailand

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BANGKOK, Feb 12 – The Thai Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed the appointment of the first Palestinian ambassador to Thailand, Government spokesperson Tossaporn Serirak said.

Palestinian ambassador Abdulaziz Abuqhoush resides in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur as proposed by Thailand’s foreign ministry.

Thailand recognised Palestine as an independent state in January 2012 and established diplomatic ties.

Thailand also supports the right of the Palestinian people to have their own state, with mutual acceptance between Palestine and Israel.

Thailand’s embassy in Amman, Jordan, is now responsible for the diplomatic mission for Palestine.