Slovenian FM says his country ready to recognize Palestine

Lubljana (QNN) – Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Miro Cerar said today that there is consensus in Slovenia on the issue of recognizing the State of Palestine and that Slovenia will do that once a group of European Union member states are ready to do so, the official Palestinian agency Wafa reported today.

He noted during a meeting with Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki at the headquarters of the Slovenian Foreign Ministry in the capital, Ljubljana, to his government’s willingness to develop bilateral relations with Palestine in all fields, especially in the economic sphere.

He stressed that the Slovenian position was firm and would not change, and that the Slovenian government would continue to support Palestine, especially the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

In turn, Malki briefed his Slovenian counterpart on the latest developments in the region, particularly with regard to the Palestinian cause and the so-called deal of the century, and the negative effects of the Bahrain workshop held last month.

Malki, who is touring a number of Central European countries, thanked Slovenia for its positive and supportive attitude towards the Palestinian government and people, especially in international forums, the continued support for development projects and the UNRWA.

The two sides discussed the recognition of the State of Palestine and its importance in strengthening the Palestinian position in its efforts to reach a permanent peace solution.

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