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Norway hails ‘special day’ as its recognition of State of Palestine takes effect

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Norway hailed its recognition Tuesday of a Palestinian state as a “special day” for its relations with Palestinian authorities.

“Norway has been one of the most fervent defenders of a Palestinian state for more than 30 years,” Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said in a statement, adding: “The day that Norway officially recognises Palestine as a state is a special day for Norway-Palestine relations.”

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