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Jamaica Recognizes State of Palestine

Wed 24 Apr 2024 | 11:05 AM
Rana Atef

On Wednesday,  Jamaican Foreign Minister Johnson Smith confirmed that the government of Jamaica has officially recognized Palestine as a State.

Jamaica joined 140 other member states of the United Nations in advocating for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Smith asserted that Jamaica’s commitment to upholding the principles of the UN Charter, promoting mutual respect, peaceful co-existence, and the right to self-determination.

The decision came amid concerns over the crisis in Gaza, with Jamaica advocating for an immediate ceasefire and increased access to humanitarian aid.

The Foreign Ministry posted on X: “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 people to self-determination."