Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio station, al-Malki stated that he would initiate the application to upgrade Palestineâ€™s status, from an observer state to a full-member state in the international body, during his upcoming visit to New York, scheduled for mid January 2019, following President Mahmoud Abbasâ€™ instructions.
The application would be submitted to the United Nations Security Council, WAFA News Agency reported, according to the PNN.
Al-Malki is scheduled to make this visit to assume Palestineâ€™s position as chair of the Group 77 developing countries and China, for the year 2019.
The planned submission of the application marks the latest Palestinian leadershipâ€™s diplomatic steps sparked by US President Donald Trumpâ€™s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israelâ€™s capital, and relocate the US embassy in Israel Â from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
To secure full state membership, Palestinians need support from nine out of the UNSCâ€™s 15 member states, provided that none of the five permanent member states use the power of veto.