Palestine hails recent joint decision by Norway, Spain, Ireland

Palestine

Published: 2024-05-22 12:32

Last Updated: 2024-06-18 17:53


President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, West Bank. (August 4, 2023) (Photo: AFP)
President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, West Bank. (August 4, 2023) (Photo: AFP)

The Palestinian presidency issued a statement today, Wednesday, welcoming the announcement by Norway, Spain, and Ireland recognizing the State of Palestine.

In its statement, the Palestinian presidency appreciated this decision's contribution to affirming the Palestinian people's right to self-determination on their land and taking practical steps to support the implementation of the two-state solution.


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"The right of peoples to self-determination is a firmly established right recognized under international law,” it said.

Palestine reiterated its ongoing call for countries that have not yet recognized the State of Palestine to acknowledge their responsibilities and affirm the Palestinian people's right to self-determination, thereby restoring confidence in a global system based on rules and equal rights for all peoples.

The Palestinian presidency urged world nations, especially European countries that have not yet recognized the State of Palestine, to do so in accordance with the internationally recognized two-state solution based on the 1967 borders and in line with international legitimacy and law.


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It encouraged these nations to follow the example of Norway, which has chosen to support the achievement of peace, stability, and the entrenchment of international law and legitimacy.

Among the European Union member states Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Cyprus, Malta, and Sweden recognize the State of Palestine.