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Palestine-Slovenia discuss probability of Palestine’s Statehood


Ramallah City, 6 May 2024 (TDI): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Mohammad Mustafa welcomed Slovenia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanja Fajon on 5th of May 2024 in Ramallah city to discuss the probability of Palestine’s statehood.

The agenda of the meeting revolved around the question of Palestine’s full membership in the United Nations and its right to self-determination. Against the backdrop of Israel’s aggression and atrocities against the Gazans, Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa expressed concern regarding the importance of Palestine’s independence.

Moreover, the President and the Prime Minister also briefed Slovenia’s Foreign Minister on the targets for Palestine’s economic prosperity. These include the restoration of basic amenities, immediate humanitarian efforts in the Gaza Strip and institutional reforms post-recognition.

Furthermore, the foreign minister of Slovenia emphasized the need for an immediate cease-fire, upholding international humanitarian law, continuing to support relief efforts in the Gaza Strip, and improving bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

Reaffirmation of Slovenia’s Support

During the meeting, Tanja Fajon also expressed Slovenia’s commitment to the two-state solution. Moreover, her Palestinian counterpart was also made aware of Slovenia’s plan to enhance humanitarian and development-based aid directed for Palestine.

“The Palestinian representatives are certainly very grateful to us because they know that Slovenia is really working for peace, that we have very clear positions, that we want a lasting ceasefire, that we want a two-state solution,” Fajon said, as reported by The Slovenia Times.

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In addition, Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Mustafa acknowledged Slovenia’s support for Palestine’s cause. The meeting builds on their historic efforts ranging from sponsorship to United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) and provision of aid to refugees.

Lastly, both sides agreed that the Palestine’s admission to United Nations as member state would halt the terror of occupation and resultant atrocities, hence, ensuring peace and economic recovery.

It therefore, becomes ever more necessary for the rest of European states for to follow suit in recognizing Palestine’s statehood.

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