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SVG strengthening ties with the Arab world

SVG strengthening ties with the Arab world

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Fri, Dec 30. 2011

This country is building its relations with the Arab world, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves told the state-owned National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on Monday.{{more}}

Gonsalves is on a 15-day trip overseas that saw him worshiping in Bethlehem on Christmas Day.

He will also visit Georgia and Azerbaijan before returning home on January 3.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is among Caribbean Community nations that recognize the Palestinian state.

Gonsalves said the trip is important for the overall socio-economic development of this country.

The Vincentian leader has held talks with Mahmoud Abbas, his counterpart from the Palestinian Authority.

Abbas had invited Gonsalves to worship in Bethlehem on Christmas Day.

“We are building our relations with the Arab world. As you know we have good relations with Kuwait, Qatar, we have an honorary consul in Egypt, we have relations with Morocco and Iran, and then, of course, we also have good relations with Israel, and we are seeking to build bridges where possible and see after the interest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in addition to world peace,” Gonsalves told the NBC by telephone.(I-Witness News)

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