Greece to use term ‘Palestine’ on all public documents —IINA News org| Promotes independent and sovereign Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

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Athens (IINA) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who met with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday, said that all Greek public documents will use the term “Palestine” rather than the term “Palestinian Authority”, Anadolu Agency reported.

Tsipras noted that Palestinians were “fighting to find justice … and whose struggle has touched and motivated struggles worldwide”.
He said that a resolution is needed for the Palestinian issue as a “key” for peaceful developments in the Middle East.

“Unfortunately, we live at a time when our region is surrounded by negative developments, great instability, wars, interventions, and growth of terrorist organizations and terrorist attacks,” the Greek prime minister said.

Greece, Tsipras added, will commit to actively promote a two-state solution that “guarantees the establishment of a viable, territorially unified, independent and sovereign Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital, and which will coexist in peace and security with Israel.”

He also called for an immediate end to the Israeli settlement expansion, and respect for the historical status quo of the holy sites.

On his part, President Abbas said: “Our people and our land need to be defended by the international community in order to have peace and democracy, like other people do.”
“So if the Palestinian issue is resolved, then the problem of terrorism that surrounds us all will also be resolved,” he added.
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Source: —IINA News org

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