Erekat calls on EU to recognize Palestinian state

December 13, 2010 16:32

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Monday called for the EU to recognize a Palestinian state according to an AFP report.

He said that such a move would "provide protection for the principle of two states as well as for the peace process."Erekat's comments statement came in response to a statement to be issued by the EU foreign ministers which said that the “EU will not recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties. This could include agreed territorial swaps. A way must be found through negotiations to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of two states. The EU calls for an agreed, just, fair and realistic solution to the refugee question.”

Herb Keinon contributed to this report

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