Iceland will officially be one of several countries to advocate Palestine being recognised as a sovereign state by the United Nations.
The question of Palestinian statehood has been contentious within the walls of the UN, and a consensus is far from being reached. A proposal is being submitted to the UN asking that Palestine be officially recognised as a sovereign nation.
France, Denmark, Norway and Spain support the proposal, while Germany opposes it and the UK says it will only support the proposal if Hamas agrees to meet certain key conditions.
Iceland also supports the proposal, RÚV reports, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson will be one of those who will speak at the UN in its favour.
Iceland officially recognised Palestinian statehood last December. The proposal being submitted to the UN is in accordance with the original 1947 agreement for a “two-state solution”.
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