WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland said on Wednesday that it backed a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis between Israel and the Palestinians, after Ireland, Spain and Norway announced that they would recognise a Palestinian state.

“We will support the efforts of the High Representative of the European Union and other countries that believe that some long-term, stable solution is needed,” Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said.

“And we believe that such a stable, long-term solution would be the existence of two states.”

Poland recognised the proclamation of an independent Palestinian state in 1988, according to the ministry’s website.

(Reporting by Anna Koper and Marek Strzelecki; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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