Security and countering violence

During a Christmas ceremony with the country’s Palestinian community, Chilean President Gabriel Boric announced the upcoming opening of an embassy in Palestine. The Palestinians “are a people who exist, who resist, who have a history”, the president stressed.

“One of the decisions we have taken as a government, I think we have not made it public, I risk it, is that we will raise the level of our official representation in Palestine. From today’s responsible business, we are going to open an embassy under our government,” said Gabriel Boric, whose country has had a representative office with the Palestine in the city of Ramallah since April 1998.

Palestine has had an embassy in Santiago since 2011, the year it was officially recognised as an independent state by Chile. The Chilean authorities also support Palestine’s membership in UNESCO.