OIC Secretary-General welcomes Swedish recognition of Palestine – OIC statement/Non-UN document

OIC Secretary General Welcomes Swedish Recognition of Palestine

Date: 30/10/2014

H.E. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), welcomed the decision of the Kingdom of Sweden to recognize the State of Palestine. He considered this as an important step towards enabling the Palestinian People to regain their legitimate and inalienable national rights.

Madani stressed that this decision is a strong message of support from the Swedish government to the rights of the Palestinian People. He added that the decision is consistent with the International Law and the relevant resolutions of international legitimacy, notably the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 29th, 2012 recognizing the State of Palestine.

OIC Secretary General called upon the other countries, both in Europe and worldwide, to follow the example of the Kingdom of Sweden in fully recognizing the State of Palestine within the 1967 borders and with the City of Al-Quds Ash-Sharif as its capital.


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