Committee Delegation visit to Panama, 9 – 10 April 2018

Committee Delegation with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Luis Miguel Hincapié (Visit to Panama, 9 -10 April 2018)

Committee Delegation at Diplomatic Academy - 9 April, Panama

Committee Delegation meeting with Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly - 9 April, Panama

Committee Delegation briefing at University of Panama - 9 April, Panama


The visit took place as part of the Committee outreach to Latin America to promote the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and recognition of the State of Palestine by all countries of the region. The visit also served to share information about the Committee’s mandate and its programme of work both at the United Nations headquarters in New York and abroad and to inform the public about the conditions of life for the Palestinian people under fifty years of Israeli occupation.

The Delegation was led by the Chair of the Committee, Ambassador Fodé Seck (Permanent Representative of Senegal) and included Ambassador María Rubiales de Chamorro (Permanent Representative of Nicaragua, Vice-Chair); Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo (Permanent Representative of Cuba, Vice-Chair); Ambassador Muhammad Shahrul Yaakob (Permanent Representative of Malaysia, Member), and Ambassador Riyad Mansour (Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine).

The Committee Delegation met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Luis Miguel Hincapié and with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly.

Other activities included a briefing to postulants to the Diplomatic Academy and a conference at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Panama. The delegation also met with representatives of local Palestinian solidarity groups and diaspora representatives. Throughout the visit, members of the delegation had several opportunities to give interviews to local media.

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