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Jamaica recognises Palestine as a state

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Published: 19:00, 24 April 2024  
Jamaica recognises Palestine as a state

The Government of Jamaica has taken a decision to recognise the State of Palestine, joining 141 member states of the United Nations that recognise Palestine's sovereignty.

The decision was confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, following deliberations of the Cabinet on Monday.

“Jamaica continues to advocate for a two-state solution as the only viable option to resolve the longstanding conflict, guarantee the security of Israel and uphold the dignity and rights of Palestinians. By recognising the State of Palestine, Jamaica strengthens its advocacy towards a peaceful solution,” Johnson Smith said in a media statement.

In commenting on the decision, she noted, “The decision is aligned with Jamaica’s strong commitment to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, which seek to engender mutual respect and peaceful co-existence among states, as well as the recognition of the right of peoples to self-determination.”