Maldives will back creation of Palestinian state on 1967 lines: Foreign Minister

The Maldives will back the creation of a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders at the next UN Human Rights Council meeting, Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem said on his return from visiting Israel and Palestine.

“We’ll do everything we can to establish a sovereign Palestinian state,” Naseem said, at a press conference today.

Naseem met Palestinian President Abbas during his trip, who accepted an invitation from the foreign minister to visit the Maldives.

While in Israel, Naseem met Israeli President Shimon Peres and the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman.