We congratulate @Palestine_UN on assuming the 2019 Chairmanship of the Group of 77. South Africa pledges it’s unwavering support to the #Palestinian cause. #G77 pic.twitter.com/e8bvrvdRXm— South African Mission to UN (@SAMissionNY) January 15, 2019
For the Palestinians Tuesday's G77 hand-over ceremony is one more small step toward broader international recognition of statehood.Those who will speak include: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Abbas, GA President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, followed by statements from chairs of UN groups of member states.
"We're ready to lead the #G77 group," says Palestinian Foreign Ministry in a statement ahead of today's handover ceremony to President Mahmoud Abbas at @UN https://t.co/vNemKuWNo9 #StateofPalestine @UNISPAL @Palestine_UN— Palestine in the UK (@PalMissionUK) January 15, 2019