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Sánchez anticipates the official recognition of Palestine as a State before July

Jesus Carames

April 17, 2024 | 7:59 p.m.

The Government of Spain is preparing the official recognition of the Palestinian State, a measure that is expected to be formalized in a session of the Council of Ministers soon. This recognition would also imply the appointment of a Spanish ambassador in Palestine, although it is still being debated whether the diplomatic headquarters would be in East Jerusalem or Ramallah.

Pedro Sánchez, the President of the Government, has expressed his commitment to this decision, which is aligned with a previous request from the Congress of Deputies in 2014. The recognition of the Palestinian State by Spain follows the precedent of South Sudan, the last State recognized by Spain in 2011 in an "implicit and tacit" way.

This strategic move not only seeks reaffirm the sovereignty of Spain in its foreign policy, but also encourage other European and Western countries to recognize Palestine as a State, which could strengthen the Palestinian position in future negotiations for its admission as a full member of the United Nations.

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