Today, the General Delegation of Palestine commemorated the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People at Parliament House in Canberra. The strong support for the Palestinian cause and recognition of the State of Palestine by the speakers and attendees was evident, and their ongoing solidarity is deeply appreciated. [Press Release]
This event was co-hosted with the United Nations Information Centre in Canberra, the Australian Parliamentary Friends of Palestine, the Council of Arab Ambassadors, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Heads of Mission Group, and emceed by Maria Vamvakinou MP, co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Palestine.
Speakers included: His Excellency Dr Izzat Abdulhadi, Ambassador of the State of Palestine and Head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, Mr Damian Cardona Onses, Director of the United Nations Information Centre, His Excellency Dr Ali M Kraishan, Dean of the International Diplomatic Corps and the Council of Arab Ambassadors, and Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Excellency Dr Siswo Pramono, Chair of the OIC Heads of Mission Group and Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, and co-chairs of the Parliamentary Friends of Palestine, Mark Coulton MP and Senator Janet Rice.
Left to Right: HE Ambassador Abdulhadi, Ms Vamvakinou MP, Mr Cardona Onses, HE Ambassador Kraishan, HE Ambassador Pramono.
Left to Right: Mr Coulton MP, HE Ambassador Abdulhadi, Ms Vamvakinou MP.