France to recognize Palestine if deadlock with Israel not broken
ByREUTERS
29 January 2016 20:06
A Palestinian man sits on a rock at Jordan Valley near the West Bank city of Jericho

A Palestinian man sits on a rock at Jordan Valley near the West Bank city of Jericho. (photo credit:REUTERS)

France will recognize a Palestinian state if its efforts in coming weeks to try to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians fail, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.

"France will engage in the coming weeks in the preparation of an international conference bringing together the parties and their main partners, American, European, Arab, notably to preserve and make happen the solution of two states," he said.

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Fabius said that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, France had a responsibility to try to keep up efforts to find a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

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