Chile to inaugurate embassy in Palestine, president Boric says

Chilean President Gabriel Boric announced that his country will inaugurate an embassy in the Palestinian territories.

The country will become one of the rare Andean nations to have the highest level of diplomatic representation in Palestine.

Leftist Boric, who has repeatedly expressed support for the Palestinian people’s demand for an independent state, made the comments at a private ceremony in Santiago hosted by the city’s important Palestinian diaspora, Reuters reported.

“I am taking a risk (saying) this… we are going to raise our official representation in Palestine from having a charge d’affaires; now we are going to open an embassy,” Boric said.

Boric said the embassy was meant to give Palestinians the representation they deserve and to demand that “international law be respected.”