Greetings from His Excellency Izzat Salah Abdulhadi
The Head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, Ambassador to New Zealand, East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu
I hold the post of the Head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific in 2006 and I am honored and privileged to represent Palestine and to experience the warmth and hospitality of the people of Australia, of New Zealand, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Pacific nations.
Australia and Palestine have a relationship that reaches back to the liberation of Palestine by Australian soldiers in World War One. The relationship between Palestine and Australia is a rich and longstanding relationship that includes political, economic, and cultual ties. Many Palestinian people have made Australia their home and contribute strongly to Australian life.
The mission of the General Delegation of Palestine is to provide diplomatic representation and to build mutual understanding between people of Australia and the people of Palestine. This mission is met through strengthening relationships between the people and governments of Australia, New Zealand, Timor Leste, PNG, Vanuatu and other Pacific nations, and the people and government of Palestine. Relationships include political consultations and discussions, aid and development assistance, trade and commerce, education and public advocacy for Palestine.
The General Delegation also provides consular services such as powers of attorney for internal Palestinian matters, passport renewal support and document certification.
The General Delegation is committed to disseminating accurate knowledge regarding Palestine, the Israel-Palestine conflict and the Palestinian peoples’ right to a just peace and a viable, independent, sovereign and democratic state. A Palestinian state is integral to Palestinian peoples’ self-determination and to a two-state solution, the internationally agreed solution for a just and durable peace for Palestine and Israel and the region.
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I look forward to seeing the relationship between our two countries continue to grow and flourish. Integral to the unique relationship between the people of Palestine and the people of Australia, is Australian advocacy for Palestine. This advocacy which assists Palestinian people to have their voices heard in the world, is warmly appreciated and is always upheld.
Ambassador and Head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific