News Spain, Ireland, Malta, Slovenia agree to work toward Palestinian state recognition

MADRID: Spain has agreed with the leaders of Ireland, Malta and Slovenia to take the first steps toward recognizing a Palestinian state, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday following a meeting of the European Council in Brussels.
Speaking for Spain, Sanchez expected the recognition to happen during the current four-year legislature that began last year.
He told reporters the agreement was reached after meeting with his Irish, Maltese and Slovenian counterparts on the sidelines of the Council gathering on Friday morning.

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