Chile’s Ambassador to Palestine Visits Birzeit University

Wednesday May 8, 2024- Chile’s ambassador to Palestine visited Birzeit University alongside his secretary Mr. Ricardo Cardenas, and met with the president Dr. Talal Shahwan, Vice President for Advancement Dr. Yaser Amouri, Vice President for Planning Dr. Rana Khatib. 

Dr. Shawhan presented a introduction on the history of the university, reaffirming the interest of the university in developing ties with universities around the world, and discussing the violation of the Israeli occupation against the right to education in Palestinian universities and destroying Gaza.

The ambassador spoke of the great historical ties between the two countries and peoples, reiterating Chile’s unwavering support for the Palestinians, their right of self-determination, and independency while also stating Chile’s refusal of what the Palestinian’s in Gaza are suffering from due to the genocide. 

The two parties also discussed ways of cooperation between Birzeit University and Chile’s universities, especially in areas of student exchange and scientific research. 

The ambassador and secretary took a tour of the campus, where they were introduced to the different facilities such as the museum and Women’s Studies Institution.