Uruguay says it will recognize Palestinian state in 2011
Uruguay's foreign minister said his country plans to join Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia in recognizing a Palestinian state. He said the declaration will be made at the beginning of 2011.
Minister Luis Almagro told reporters on Thursday that the decision to formally recognize a sovereign Palestinian state has been taken, though officials are studying the implications of that decision with regard to international law and politics. Almagro did not say if Jerusalem will be recognized as capital of the state, or what borders might be recognized. (AP)