Saudi Arabia, Jordan praise 3 European countries’ recognition of Palestinian state

Saudi Arabia praises the decision by Ireland, Norway and Spain to recognize a Palestinian state and calls on other countries to do the same.

The foreign ministry “expresses the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s welcome of the positive decision taken by the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Spain and the Republic of Ireland to recognize the sisterly State of Palestine,” according to a statement posted on X.

Jordan hails the coordinated move by Dublin, Oslo and Madrid as an “important and essential step towards Palestinian statehood.”

“We welcome the decisions taken by friendly European countries today to recognize a Palestinian state,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi tells a press conference in Amman.

“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,” he says.

Norway, Ireland and Spain announced they would each recognize a Palestinian state as of May 28.

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