Abbas to call on EU to recognize Palestinian state

Abbas to call on EU to recognize Palestinian state
Mon Jan 22, 2018 15:13:14

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will call on the EU to officially recognize the state of Palestine during a Monday meeting with the bloc.

AFP--  According to Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki on Sunday, Abbas will tell the EU that the official recognition should be taken "as a way to respond" to US President Donald Trump's move to announce Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital.

He will also "reiterate his commitment to the peace process" in the Middle East.

Last week, Abbas said that Trump's so-called Middle East peace efforts are the "slap of the century" after his recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital.

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