Egypt welcomes announcements from Spain, Ireland, and Norway on recognition of state of Palestine

NNA -nbsp;Egyptnbsp;today welcomed the decision of Norway, Ireland and Spain to recognize the State of Palestine.

The Ministry said that this recognition is an appreciated step that supports international efforts aimed at creating a political horizon that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

It further called on countries that have not yet taken this step to move forward towards recognizing the State of Palestine in order to uphold the values of justice and fairness, and to support the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

Egypt renewed its call to the Security Council and influential international parties for the necessity of immediate intervention to preserve the rights of the Palestinian people in this delicate circumstance.

The Ministry called for exerting efforts to deal with the catastrophic humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip and to stop the Israeli military offensive against the Strip, particularly in Rafah city. — WAFA news agency