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Trinidad & Tobago recognizes Palestine as an independent state | RJR News

Trinidad & Tobago has formally recognized the State of Palestine, saying it hopes this will help achieve lasting peace by strengthening the growing international consensus on the issue of Palestinian statehood.

A statement from the Ministry of CARICOM and Foreign Affairs said the decision to recognize Palestine was taken by the Cabinet at its weekly meeting yesterday.

The cabinet said the twin island republic has a long history of principled support for the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

The government’s consistent position is that a two-state solution is the only way out of the ongoing cycle of violence.