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Wed 22 May 2024 10:02 am - Jerusalem Time

Norway, Spain, and Ireland announce their recognition of Palestine

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Sture announced on Wednesday that his country will be known as the State of Palestine as of May 28.


It is expected that other European countries will take a similar decision, as Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is scheduled to announce the date of recognition of the State of Palestine before noon today, while the Irish government called for a press conference at seven o’clock GMT to reveal the same decision, according to local media.


Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez also announced recognition of the State of Palestine.


Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said during a press conference in front of Parliament in Madrid, "After the agreement, we will recognize the Palestinian state, after a whole series of developments in the recent period."


He stressed that his country's declaration of a foreign policy that respects international law in Palestine, and Spain's vote in the United Nations for full membership of the State of Palestine were in support of this decision.


Meanwhile, Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris announced recognition of the State of Palestine.


Harris said: “Ireland, Norway and Spain announce their recognition of the State of Palestine,” adding that it is a historic and important day for Ireland and Palestine.


In turn, the Palestinian presidency welcomed the countries’ declaration of recognition of Palestine, highly appreciating the contribution of this decision in consecrating the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination on their land and in taking actual steps to support the implementation of the two-state solution.


The Presidency urged the countries of the world, especially the European countries that have not yet recognized the State of Palestine, to recognize the State of Palestine in accordance with the internationally recognized two-state solution based on international legitimacy resolutions and the 1967 lines, and to follow the example of Norway, which chose the path of supporting the achievement of peace and stability and consolidating the rules of international legitimacy. And international law.

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