– This reflects the positive trend towards the establishment of an independent Palestinian state under President Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's leadership, said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
The agreement, which has been put in force immediately, enables Palestina to send an ambassador to Norway. The Palestinian representation will be referred as "the Palestinian Mission," which used to be called as "The Palestinian General Delegation". The representation will hereafter represent both the PLO and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Earlier, the Palestinian representation had diplomatic privileges in line with other countries' representation in Norway.