France to recognize Palestine as part of European Union
PARIS, December 3, 2017 (WAFA - Official PLO news agency) – Ambassador of
Palestine to France Salman Al-Harfi Sunday said the French government has
expressed desire to recognize Palestine, but as part of the European Union.
He told WAFA in a phone call that France wants to recognize a state of
Palestine, but with other European countries taking part, because it will
safeguard the peace process.
“The Palestinian leadership aspires for France to recognize a state of
Palestine, assume its role in the Middle East and form the backbone of the
supportive European position,” he added.
Al-Harfi expressed said France is pushing for a European recognition in a
time where the US is pressuring the European community not to recognize a
state of Palestine on the borders of 1967.