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Ireland plans to recognize the existence of a Palestinian state by the end of May

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In line with announcements by the Spanish, Slovenian and Maltese governments, Ireland publicly announced its intention to recognize a Palestinian state this Wednesday, May 15. This will be implemented before the end of the month, the External Affairs Minister said.

We will recognize the Palestinian state before the end of the month “, said Michael Martin, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime MinisterIreland, on Newstalk radio, without specifying an exact date. Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris spoke on the matter with King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday morning. They also discussed “ The desperate humanitarian situation in Gaza », according to a press release from the Irish government.

In March, the leaders of Spain, Ireland, Slovenia and Malta announced their willingness to recognize a Palestinian state in a joint statement. The EU's chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, said last week that Spain, Ireland and Slovenia plan to do the same on May 21, and other countries could follow.

Also read thisSpain: Sanchez will submit to parliament the recognition of a Palestinian state by 2027.

Today, about 70% of UN countries recognize the existence of a Palestinian state, but very few of them include Western European or North American countries.

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