European Socialists: accord with Fatah, Palestine State

S&D resolution on vote. Pittella calls for resumption of talks

10 December, 13:22

    A sinistra il vicepresidente del Parlamento europeo Gianni Pittella A sinistra il vicepresidente del Parlamento europeo Gianni Pittella

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS - The European Socialists support Fatah, the party of President Abbas, and vie to forge an alliance with the Israeli Labour party to re-launch the peace process. Moreover the Socialists & Democrats group at the next plenary assembly in Strasbourg will present a resolution to ask the 28 EU countries to recognize the State of Palestine. The announcement was made by S&D whip, Gianni Pittella, during the signing with Nabil Shaath, in charge of international relations for Fatah, of the renewal of a cooperation agreement between European Socialists and Fatah.

    Pittella and Shaath signed in the morning, in the offices of the Socialist group at the European Parliament, under a symbolic image of Nelson Mandela, the accord's renewal. The agreement was launched in 2010 by then-whip Martin Schulz, the current president of the European Parliament.

    Pittella stressed the will to teach a similar partnership accord with the Israeli Labour party, recalling that for the S&D group ''re-launching talks for the creation of 'two States' is a top priority''.

    For his part, Shaath recalled that ''relations between Fatah and the Social Democratic family are becoming stronger''. (ANSAmed)

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