Chinese American Anna celebrates 91st birthday at UN HQs
generations, said Mansour. The Palestinians want to move as quickly as possible but these proceedings could take years, he added.
“For us the fact that we are a state, that our land is under occupation, and that we are joining conventions
“It is our right to declare our exclusive economic zone,” he said. An EZZ is an area of the sea over which a country has special rights to explore for and use resources.
An EEZ general extends out 200 miles (370 km) from a country’s coast, Neither Israel nor the United States have ratified the UN convention on the sea.
Israel has established its EEZ with respect to Cyprus through bilateral ties, but has failed to reach an agreement with Lebanon.—Agencies UNITED NATIONS—A party was organized at UN Headquarters in New York to celebrate the 91st birthday of Chinese American Anna Chan Chennault, or Chen Xiangmei, who was lauded here for her great efforts to push forward the ChinaU.S. relations.
Chen, who was born on June 23, 1925 in China, is the wife of late U.S. general Claire Lee Chennault who headed the wartime Flying Tigers pilots to fight against Japanese invaders in China during World War II.
“I am very happy and very proud to be here this noon to join you together,” Chen said. “All we have done is for this country and my mother country.”
“Happy birthday to you, Anna!” said Zhang Qiyue, Chinese consul general in New York, describing Chen as “a legendary figure” and “a formidable lady.—Xinhua