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Scholz sees no reason to recognize a Palestinian state

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May24,2024

Scholz sees no grounds for recognizing a Palestinian state

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed that the government Germany does not yet plan to recognize the Palestinian state.

As European Pravda writes, Tagesschau reports this.

Answering a journalist’s question during a joint press conference with Portuguese Prime Minister Luis Montenegro , he noted that "there is no reason" recognize the Palestinian Authority as a separate state.

"There is no clarity regarding the territory of (this) state and all other issues related to it", – Scholz noted.

Instead, the German chancellor added, what is needed is “a negotiated solution between Israel and the Palestinians that would provide for the existence of two states.”

It was previously reported that Germany will not follow the example of Norway, Spain and Ireland, which decided to recognize an independent Palestinian state.

Recall that Spain, Ireland and Norway announced on Wednesday that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28. European Union members Slovenia and Malta have also indicated in recent weeks that they plan to recognize Palestine.

In response, Israel withdrew its ambassadors  of these three states for “urgent consultations.”

The administration of US President Joe Biden has not supported unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state by Spain, Ireland and Norway, but supports such recognition in principle through diplomatic negotiations.

< p>Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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