Palestinian Authority joins Geneva Conventions: Swiss Foreign Ministry
Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter - Photo courtesy of presstv

GENEVA:  The Palestinian Authority has joined the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones, the treaties’ guardian, the Swiss Foreign Ministry, said Friday.

Spokesman for Swiss foreign ministry Pierre-Alain Eltschinger said that all concerned countries were notified.

This was registered formally by Switzerland on Thursday, he added.

The treaties include the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, the convention on the rights of the child, the convention against torture and an anti-corruption accord.

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