Statement on Palestine - Maori Party
Hon Tariana Turia and Hon Dr Pita
Friday 30 November
The Maori Party welcomes the statement
from Foreign Affairs Minister McCully that New Zealand will
vote in support of the UN resolution to recognise Palestine
as a non-member observer state.
and sympathise with the desire of the Palestinian peoples
for tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake.
think recognition of the Palestinian delegation as a
non-member observer state to the UN gives appropriate
recognition to this desire.
“Peoples and cultures
will not rest until they have proper recognition, and we
believe it is necessary in order to achieve peace in the
“With this international status, the
Palestinian peoples will be better able to negotiate with
other parties and states to secure a lasting peace in the
Middle East based on mutual recognition and respect and a
common interest in peace and prosperity in the region.”
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