“Recognition of Palestine important and essential step towards statehood”: Jordan


Published: 2024-05-22 13:04

Last Updated: 2024-06-18 22:23

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Berlin, Germany. (April 16, 2024) (Photo: AP)
Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Berlin, Germany. (April 16, 2024) (Photo: AP)

Jordan praised a coordinated move by Ireland, Norway, and Spain to recognize the state of Palestine, labeling it as an “important and essential step towards Palestinian statehood.”

"We value this decision and consider it an important and essential step towards a two-state solution that embodies an independent, sovereign Palestinian state along the July 1967 borders," Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said in a press conference with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.

Earlier today, the three countries simultaneously announced their recognition of Palestine.

Ireland’s Prime Minister Simon Harris said his country recognizes Palestine as of today, while Spain and Norway will do so on May 28.

Harris said that "recognition is an act of powerful political and symbolic value" at the press conference.

Norway will recognise Palestine as a state as of May 28, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store said Wednesday at a press conference, despite warnings from the Israeli Occupation.

In response, “Israel” has decided to recall its envoys to Norway and Ireland for “urgent consultations”.

"Today, I am sending a sharp message to Ireland and Norway: Israel will not go over this in silence. I have just ordered the return of the Israeli ambassadors from Dublin and Oslo to Israel for further consultations in Jerusalem," Foreign Minister Israel Katz said in a statement.

"Next Tuesday, May 28, Spain's cabinet will approve the recognition of the Palestinian state," he said, adding that his “Israeli” counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu was putting the two state solution in "danger" with his policy of "pain and destruction" in the Gaza Strip – Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Wednesday in the Spanish parliament