With this national accomplishment, Palestine has launched a critical historical phase in which it will exercise its new role within the international system. During its presidency, Palestine will work to support all member states towards promoting a just and effective international order.
Such recognition signifies the desire of the international community for Palestinian statehood and our right to self-determination. Despite the reality under Israel's military occupation, Palestine can play a significant role within the global system. The Palestinian people have tremendous potential to share with the rest of the international community. We look forward to working in partnership with the G77 members to advance freedom and equality towards a more just world."