Slovenia Ready to Recognize Palestinian State

Palestinian and Slovenian foreign ministers at a press conference in Ljubljana. (Photo: WAFA)

Ljubljana, MINA – Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miro Cerar said that there is a consensus in Slovenia regarding the plan to recognize Palestinian State and its country is ready to do if European Union countries recognized it too as Wafa reported on Thursday July 11.

In his meeting with Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Malki in Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, Cerar expressed his government’s willingness to develop bilateral relations with Palestinians in all fields, especially in economic field.

He stressed that Slovenia would not change, but to continue supporting Palestine, especially through the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).

In his turn, Malki gave a brief explanation of the latest developments in Palestine, especifically related to the United States’ plan called the “The Deal of Century,” and negative effects of Bahrain Workshops which was held last month.

Malki, which toured a number of Central European countries, stressed the importance of developing bilateral relations with Slovenia in various fields as a friendly country and supporter of Palestine.

He stressed the importance of establishing a joint ministerial committee within framework of cooperation and invited entrepreneurs from both countries to meet on the sidelines of committee.

He thanked Slovenia for its positive attitude and support for the government and Palestinian people, especially in international forums, ongoing support for development projects and UNRWA.

The two sides discussed the recognition of Palestinian State and its importance in strengthening Palestinian position in its efforts to achieve a lasting peace solution. (T/Sj/R04)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)