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Britain to Upgrade Palestinian Diplomatic Presence


British Foreign Secretary William Hague, looks on during a presser (File Photo)
British Foreign Secretary William Hague, looks on during a presser (File Photo)

Britain is to upgrade the status of Palestinian diplomats in the country to that of a full diplomatic mission.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday the decision puts London on a par with other European countries.

Hague's announcement came the day before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is due to visit the British capital.

The Palestinian diplomats previously had the status of a delegation.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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