Arab Parliament Speaker، Dr. Meshaal Al-Salmi called on a number of parliaments of European countries to urge their governments to recognize the state of Palestine.
The EU countries were the United Kingdom، Ireland، Portugal، France، Italy، Spain، Luxembourg، Belgium and Greece.
Al-Salmi stressed in written letters to the heads of these European parliaments the depth of historical and strategic relations between the Arab world and European countries. He pointed out to the common interests between the two sides.
A statement issued by the Arab parliament on Wednesday said that Al-Salmi valued in his messages، the historic position of those European countries.
Al-Salmi noted that EU countries supported the justice of the Palestinian cause and the just and comprehensive peace process through voting for the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on 21 December 2017.
He affirmed that Arab Parliament hopes that EU parliaments will urge their governments to recognize the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 4 June 1967 borders، based on the rules of international law، international references and relevant UN resolutions.