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Norway recognises Palestine as a state

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10:21
Norway recognises Palestine as a state
Jonas Gahr Støre. Photo: Getty Images

Norwegian PM Jonas Gahr Støre has said at a special press conference that his country recognises the Palestinian state and the recognition will come into force on 28 May.

Source: European Pravda with reference to NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation)

Details It is reported that 75 years after Norway recognised Israel as a state, Norway has become the 144th UN country to also recognise Palestine.


Støre justifies this by saying that a Palestinian state is absolutely necessary to establish peace in the Middle East.

"By recognising Palestine, we can more strongly encourage other countries to support the building of a Palestinian state, and we can hold the Palestinian state accountable," Jonas Gahr Støre says.


  • Earlier, EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell confirmed that Spain, Ireland and some other member states of the European Union plan to recognize the Palestinian state on 21 May.
  • Norway, which is not a member of the EU, also showed its readiness to recognise the Palestinian state.

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