Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Norway normalises relations with Palestinian Unity Government

“Norway welcomes the formation of the Palestinian Unity Government,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. “In its programme, the Unity Government is taking important steps towards complying with the international community’s demands. Norway will thus on this basis re-establish political and economic relations with the Palestinian Government,” said Mr Støre. “On the basis of the new government’s political platform, Norway expects the Palestinian authorities to respect basic international standards as regards compliance with previously concluded agreements, renunciation of violence and recognition of Israel’s right to exist.”