Mideast: France, parliamentary debate on Palestine kicks off

Non-binding vote on recognition scheduled on December 2

28 November, 11:00

    Palestinian man  holds a flag during a protest outside  the Damascus Gate [ARCHIVE MATERIAL 20110921 ] Palestinian man holds a flag during a protest outside the Damascus Gate [ARCHIVE MATERIAL 20110921 ]

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, NOVEMBER 28 - Debate on a non-binding parliamentary motion for the recognition of Palestine opens Friday at the French National Assembly.

    The draft text calls on the French cabinet to recognize the Palestinian State, turning the move into ''a tool to obtain a final solution to the conflict''. The vote is scheduled on December 2 and an approval would have high symbolic value, though it would not be binding for the government.

    Nine days later, on December 11, the French Senate will vote a similar motion presented by Communist lawmakers.

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has already expressed support for the recognition of a Palestinian State, but noted that such a step must be taken at the right time in order for it to be useful for the peace process. (ANSAmed)

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