Norway Recognizes Palestine as a State

Ilustration of the flags of Norway and Palestine (photo: Shutterstock)

Oslo, MINA – Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store said on Wednesday his country has decided to recognize Palestine as a state.

“The Norwegian Government has decided that Norway will recognise Palestine as a state,” Store said, according to a government statement, Anadolu Agency reports.

“In the midst of a war, with tens of thousands killed and injured, we must keep alive the only alternative that offers a political solution for Israelis and Palestinians alike: Two states, living side by side, in peace and security,” Store added.

“Norway’s formal recognition of Palestine as a state will enter into force on Tuesday 28 May 2024,” the statement said.

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“There will be no peace in the Middle East without a two-state solution. There can be no two-state solution without a Palestinian state. In other words, a Palestinian state is a prerequisite for achieving peace in the Middle East,” Store added. (T/RE1/P2))

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)