Abbas attends as Palestinian flag is raised at UNESCO

December 13, 2011 14:11

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attended a ceremony at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris on Tuesday for the first official raising of the Palestinian flag after the PA was admitted to the organization as a full member in late October.

"This is the first time that the (Palestinian) flag will be flown at the headquarters of a UN institution," a Palestinian diplomat told AFP. "President Abbas wants to show the importance he attaches to UNESCO."

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