Greece to recognize Palestinian state

Greece is set to recognize the state of Palestine in a parliamentary vote to be attended by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a government source says.

A solemn ceremony will accompany the vote on Tuesday as Greece joins dozens of other countries that accord recognition to Palestine, the source says.

Abbas in Athens will meet President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Last week, the Greek parliament’s foreign affairs committee unanimously approved a motion to recognize Palestine.


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