Trinidad and Tobago recognize the state of Palestine

The government announced its decision to officially recognize the state of Palestine on Thursday after a cabinet meeting.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs said the decision was taken following a recommendation from Minister of Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs Dr. Amery Browne, and was taken with the aim of helping achieve “a lasting peace by strengthening the growing international consensus on the conflict.” the question of Palestinian statehood.”

“The government’s consistent position is that a two-state solution is the only way out of the ongoing cycle of violence. This is our consistent foreign policy position, which is based on Trinidad and Tobago’s respect for and adherence to international law and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said that Trinidad and Tobago supports the two-state policy “war or no war” because we believe that it is the only option, of all available options, that offers any possibility of a recession of the hostility and hatred to be replaced by peaceful living together”.

The ministry said:

“Recognition of Palestine is moral and just and demonstrates Trinidad and Tobago’s recognition and support for the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people.”

Trinidad and Tobago’s decision follows similar recent announcements by Barbados and Jamaica to recognize the state of Palestine.