Pakistan commends Norway’s recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state: PM

Pakistan commends Norway's recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state: PM

ISLAMABAD, MAY 26 /DNA/ – Pakistan extended its gratitude to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of Norway for the recent decision to recognize the State of Palestine. The phone conversation between Prime Minister Støre and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif underscored a shared commitment to the UN-backed two-state solution as the most viable path to enduring peace in the Middle East.

The International Court of Justice’s recent ruling, ordering Israel to cease its aggressive actions in Gaza and Rafah, reinforces the urgency of international recognition for Palestine. Norway’s principled stance, alongside Spain and Ireland, sets a bold example for the global community.

Pakistan hopes that this decisive move by Norway, Spain, and Ireland will inspire other nations to join in recognizing the statehood of Palestine. Furthermore, Pakistan urges the international community to lend similar attention to the plight of the resilient Kashmiri people, who have endured 76 years of occupation and oppression.