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  HE GCCSG Welcomes the Official Recognition of the State of Palestine by the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Ireland and the Kingdom of Norway, Stressing that it is a Pivotal and Strategic Step Towards Achieving the Two-state Solution

General Secretariat - Riyadh

His Excellency Mr Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), welcomed the official recognition of the State of Palestine by the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Ireland and the Kingdom of Norway. 

HE the Secretary General indicated that this recognition is a pivotal and strategic step towards achieving the two-state solution, and a strong motivation for all countries to take similar steps to recognise the State of Palestine, which will contribute to the Palestinian people obtaining all their rights and living in peace, justice and independence, after many years of injustice, oppression, and serious violations and living under the pressure of the Israeli occupation forces. 

Furthermore, His Excellency called on the international community, with all its institutions and organisations, to play their role in supporting the Palestinian people to obtain the full right to establish their state.

Moreover, His Excellency 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 United Nations resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.