Greek PM Tsipras to Propose Recognition of Palestine

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Monday that he will support an initiative to propose the recognition of the Palestinian state by the Greek Parliament, according to Greek Reporter.

The proposal will be submitted by the leading leftist SYRIZA’s parliamentary group, sources told ANA-MPA, without specifying a date.

The same sources said that Tsipras has an open invitation to visit Palestine and that President Mahmoud Abbas may visit Greece, possibly after an agreement has been achieved with Greece’s creditors.

Tsipras also expressed his support to the Palestinian people and stressed the need to restart negotiations with Israel.