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Belgian Coalition Calls on Parliament to Recognize ‘Palestinian State’

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Belgian Coalition Calls on Parliament to Recognize ‘Palestinian State’

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Following the Swedish government’s recognition of a Palestinian state in October, the Belgium’s government is set to become Europe’s second country to adopt the motion and recognize a Palestinian state on the borders of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The four parties of the Belgian Coalition on Tuesday reached an agreement to submit a motion to parliament formulating support for recognizing Palestinian statehood, which the parties intend to pass in parliament and which the government is planning to implement, the Le Soir daily reported.

The four coalition parties that agreed to promote recognition are the Reformist Movement, the Flemish Liberals and Democrats, the Christian-Democratic & Flemish Party and the New Flemish Alliance.

Belgium’s Parliament will follow the steps of its French Counterpart and recognize the Palestinian State which will make the Belgium the second government in Europe to recognize a Palestinian State after the Swedish recognition of Palestine last month (October), which was the first.

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