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Nordic Council Wants Two-State Solution

Yesterday, the Nordic Council Session voted with overwhelming majority to encourage its governments to work toward a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to recognize Palestine as and independent and sovereign state, as Iceland and Sweden already have done, according to RÚV.

One thousand people from all the Nordic and Baltic Countries took part in the conference, which concluded at Harpa Concert Hall around noon, yesterday.

Among issues discussed at the Session were the refugee situation and border controls, language instruction and cultural issues. The Nordic foreign ministers discussed the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, and Nordic cooperation in foreign affairs and security issues, including internet security, Vísir reports.

Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende signed an agreement Wednesday regarding continued scientific cooperation in the Arctic.

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