EU diplomacy chief urges 'common EU position' on Palestinian statehood recognition

AFP , Wednesday 22 May 2024

European Union foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday urged the 27-member bloc to find common ground after Spain and Ireland joined Norway in announcing they would recognize Palestinian statehood.

EU chief Josep Borrell
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell. AP


"Within the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy, I will relentlessly work with all Member States to promote a common EU position based on a 2-state solution," Borrell wrote on X, formerly Twitter, about the move that has angered Israel.

Norway, Ireland, and Spain recognized a Palestinian state on Wednesday in a historic move.

Arab countries praised the decision by Ireland, Norway, and Spain on Wednesday to recognize a Palestinian state and called on other countries to do the same.

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