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France to back Palestinian bid for UN status

Posted on Nov 28, 09:44AM | IANS

France has announced that it is going to vote in favour of the Palestinians becoming a UN "non-member observer state," Xinhua reported Tuesday.

"France will vote yes" when the question is asked at the UN General Assembly, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has told the lower house of parliament.

The Palestinians' status in the UN is currently a permanent observer. Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas plans to submit a bid to upgrade the status of the Palestinians at the UN Thursday.