OIC welcomes Greek Parliament vote for recognising Palestinian State

JEDDAH, 23rd December, 2015 (WAM) — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its appreciation for the Greek Parliament’s unanimous resolution to recognise the State of Palestine.

It indicated that this significant move is consistent with the UN resolutions to end the Israeli occupation and enable the Palestinian people to exercise their legitimate rights, including the establishment of the independent State of Palestine on the Palestinian territory occupied since June 4, 1967 with Al Quds Al Sharif as its capital.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his hope that the Greek government would take the initiative for recognising the State of Palestine, emphasising that this would contribute to enhancing international efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region. Meanwhile, Madani called on all countries that have not yet recognised the State of Palestine to take the initiative to declare its recognition in support of the two-state solution.