India vote in favour of Palestine state
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
United Nations: India, which voted in favour of Palestinian statehood, has expressed hope that the enhanced status at the UN will pave the way for resumption of "serious and direct" talks with Israel as it voiced concern that the continued impasse between the two parties over settlement activities threaten the two-state solution.
India was among the 138 nations that voted in favour of Palestine at a historic UN General Assembly vote that upgraded the status of the Palestinian Authority to non-member observer state from an entity.
The US and Israel and were among only nine nations in the 193-member UN body that voted against Palestine in Thursday's vote.
Puri regretted that while democratic aspirations of people in several Arab countries was being addressed through national political processes over the last two years, the Palestinian question and related Arab-Israeli issues remained largely un-addressed and unresolved.
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