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Europe holding consultations on recognizing Palestine, says ambassador


RAMALLAH, February 27, 2018 (WAFA) - Palestinian ambassador to the European Union (EU) Abdel-Rahim al-Farra revealed on Tuesday that there are consultations among a number of EU countries to recognize the Palestinian state collectively or individually.

Speaking to the official Voice of Palestine radio, Farra said that the trend to recognize a Palestinian state has increased within the European Union as Israel continues to violate international law and United Nations resolutions.

The European Union foreign ministers‘ meeting with the Arab ministerial committee to follow up the Jerusalem issue in Brussels on Monday stressed the need to save the two-state solution.

“All the Arab ministers and the Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit spoke with one voice: the need for a new position on the part of the European Union with regard to the peace process and the Palestinian issue,” he said.

Farra said the Arab ministers stressed the need to adopt the vision of President Mahmoud Abbas for peace, which he presented in his address to the Security Council last Tuesday.

The European Union‘s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, stressed in the meeting the full agreement between the Arabs and the Europeans on the situation of the peace process, that Europe rejects any change to the legal status of Jerusalem and that there will be no solution outside the two-state solution, said Farra.


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