GCC Welcomes Recognition of Palestine by Ireland, Spain, and Norway

Wed May 22 2024
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RIYADH: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Jasem Albudaiwi on Wednesday endorsed the recent recognition of Palestine by Spain, Ireland, and Norway, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

In a statement, Albudaiwi said this recognition is “a major turning point” for the two-state solution and “a powerful nudge” for other countries to follow suit.

Recognition of Palestine, Albudaiwi argued, would be a key step towards Palestinians finally securing all their rights and living freely, with justice and independence. He said this recognition comes following years of “suffering under Israeli occupation, facing constant injustice and rights violations.”

Albudaiwi called on the international community to play its role in supporting the Palestinian people to obtain the full right to establish their state.

He also reaffirmed the firm stance of the GCC in support of the Palestinian cause and reaching a solution based on ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative. – SPA

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