Annonce
Annonce
Annonce
News in english

DK to vote yes for Palestinian UN upgrade

Foreign Minister Søvndal confirms Danish support

Gem til liste

Denmark will be voting in favour of upgrading the Palestinian status at the United Nations when the issue comes to the vote during the General Assembly in New York on Thursday, the foreign ministry has announced.

“I am happy to announce that Denmark will vote in favour when the text comes to the vote on Thursday,” Søvndal said in a communique, adding that the resolution text put forward on Tuesday was a moderate one.

“The text underlines the need for peace negotiations and a negotiated two-state solution that can ensure Palestinians a viable state alongside Israel in security,” the foreign minister added.

He added that focus on Israel’s security was decisive for the Danish government.

“The government will work towards this historical decision at the United Nations to create new momentum in the peace process and urges the parties to immediately engage in real negotiations on a two-state solution. This is the only possibility for both Palestinians and Israelis to achieve lasting security and welfare,” Søvndal said.

Søvndal’s statements came shortly after Denmark’s Conservatives and Liberals urged the centre-left government to vote in favour of the upgrade from that of an observer, to that of a non-member observer state.

FACEBOOK – Follow Politiken’s News in English

PolitikenPlus
  • Kirsebærtræ Kan noget i naturen være så lyserødt? Kan livet? I Danmark er farven på de japanske kirsebærtræer næsten surrealistisk i april.

    Pluspris 1.650 kr. Alm. pris 1.900 kr. Køb
  • Trøje til ham Varm, klassisk og anvendelig striktrøje til ham. Trøjen er med rund hals, og er lavet i en fin garnkvalitet af marinould . Den er produceret i Italien, og bag mærket Room No. 101 står Klaus Samsø.

    Pluspris 549 kr. Alm. pris 699 kr. Køb
  • Winemakers Dinner Smag på 8 udvalgte vine fra nogle af de bedste og mest spændende områder i Spanien med masser af point fra Penin. Og nyd en tilhørende Rasmus Bo Bojesen menu kreeret så mad og vine matcher hinanden.

    Pluspris 850 kr. Alm. pris 1.250 kr. Køb
  • Brændeholder Få styr på brændestablen med denne brændeholder med tilhørende opsamlingsbakke i stål. Holderen er lavet i pulverlakeret stål, og måler 60 x 42 x 31 cm.

    Pluspris 679 kr. Alm. pris 800 kr. Køb
  • Rasmus Bjerg Solo Så er det her! Showet verden har ventet på. Nu får du endelig Rasmus Bjerg helt alene!

    Pluspris 150 kr. Alm. pris 275 kr. Køb