Greece–Palestine relations

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Greece-Palestine relations
Map indicating locations of Greece and Palestine

Greece

Palestine

Greece–Palestine relations are bilateral relations between the Republic of Greece and the State of Palestine.

Greece has not fully formalized relations with Palestine due to many geopolitical disputes, despite the pledges of then-Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who is a member of the left-wing Syriza Party known for its support for the Palestinian cause, to make such changes.[1] Therefore, relations between the two countries have worsened considerably.[2]

Palestine has an embassy in Athens and Greeces' consulate general in Jerusalem is accredited to Palestine. In December 2015, the Hellenic parliament voted unanimously in the presence of President Mahmoud Abbas to recommend to the government the full recognition of the state of Palestine on 4 June 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greek ruling party urges Palestine recognition". www.presstv.com.
  2. ^ Ahren, Raphael. "Greece officially starts using term 'Palestine'". www.timesofisrael.com.
  3. ^ "Greek parliament votes unanimously to recognise Palestine". Middle East Eye édition française.