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Monday, December 13, 2010
EU Ready To Recognize Palestinian State When Appropriate
"The European Union reiterated here Monday its readiness to recognize an independent Palestinian state.
"The EU commends the work of the Palestinian Authority in building the institutions of the future State of Palestine and reiterates its full support for their endeavours in this regard and the (Palestine Prime Minister Salam) Fayyad plan," said the EU Foreign Affairs Council after discussing the situation in Palestine here this evening.
Recalling the Berlin Declaration, the Council "reiterates its readiness, when appropriate, to recognize a Palestinian state," it said in a statement.
The EU's Berlin Declaration of 1999 included an explicit commitment to the creation of a Palestinian state. ..The EU believes, noted the statement, "that urgent progress is needed towards a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." "We want to see the State of Israel and a sovereign, independent, democratic, contiguous and viable State of Palestine living side by side in peace and security."..."Link
farmer: (Palestine Prime Minister Salam) Fayyad had also be present at the meeting of the 26 Elder Statesmen meeting 2010 Nov 11 in London.