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Hoist the flag of Palestine.

November 24, 2016 23:04

PARIS, (AFP) — The Palestinian flag will be hoisted Tuesday at UNESCO headquarters, over a month after its admission.

President Mahmud Abbas will travel to Paris to attend the event.

"President Abbas wants to show the importance he attaches to UNESCO," said a Palestinian diplomat. "And this is the first time that the flag will be flown at the headquarters of a UN institution."

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation says the flag-hoisting is a symbolic ceremony "to mark Palestine's admission to the organisation" that takes place each time a new member joins.

The Palestinians were admitted to the body in late October, when the UNESCO general assembly voted 107-14 to make Palestine its 195th member.

November 24, 2016 23:04

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