Nicaraguan President, Foreign Ministers to Visit Palestine, says Official

RAMALLAH, May 16, 2013 (WAFA) – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and a  number of foreign ministers and other officials are expected to visit Palestine in the next days and weeks, Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said Thursday.

He said at a press conference that Ortega has accepted a Palestinian invitation to visit Ramallah and that arrangements are underway to prepare for the visit.

He also said foreign ministers of Lithuania, Finland and Greece are expected here soon as well as senior government officials in other countries.

All these visits are proof that “Palestine is moving very strong in the international arena.”

Malki also said a fact finding mission from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is going to visit Jerusalem on May 20 where the mission will spend five days in Jerusalem investigating Israeli changes to the character of the occupied city.

He said the Palestinian Authority will decide after the UNESCO team issues its report at the end of the month what kind of action it should take at the Paris-based organization.

He also said United States Secretary of State John Kerry is expected in the region on May 21 as part of his ongoing efforts to revive the peace process.

He said Kerry did not give too much details about his plans, but that he was moving on three tracks: political, economic and security.

He said Kerry believes that all three tracks have to go together for his plan to work.

Malki condemned Israeli measures in occupied East Jerusalem, particularly at al-Aqsa Mosque and warned of dire consequences if Israel tries to change the Islamic character of the Muslim holy site.

Source: WAFA News