Gaza, AA- The Palestinian embassy in Ankara stated on Monday that the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people extend their thanks and appreciation to all the countries that backed, supported and voted for this historic resolution, with special thanks to the Turkish Republic.
Today is the celebrating day of the first anniversary of the recognition of the State of Palestine as a non-member state by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The Palestinian embassy stated that this event comes of great importance as it symbolized a long-awaited step and an overdue commitment by the international community toward the struggle and the rights of the Palestinian people.
"For the first time in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the state of Palestine was recognized as a state, and the number of the countries that voted in favor of this resolution reflected their acknowledgment of such historic struggle," the statement said.
Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu had played an important role for the recognition of the State of Palestine as a non-member state by the General Assembly of the UN.
The Palestinian embassy conveyed their thanks to the pivotal role that Turkey and Turkish FM Davutoglu played in this event adding, "as he (Davutoglu) put all the capabilities of the Turkish Foreign Ministry and Turkish embassies all over the world for that purpose."