Palestinians: Recognition of States:Written question - 186926

Q
(Birmingham, Northfield)
Asked on: 01 November 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Palestinians: Recognition of States
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what preconditions his Department has set for the UK to recognise the State of Palestine.
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Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 08 November 2018

​The UK will recognise a Palestinian state at a time when it best serves the objective of peace. The UK continues to support efforts towards peace. We are clear that we want to see the creation of a sovereign, independent, contiguous, and viable Palestinian state - living in peace and security, side by side with Israel. Bilateral recognition in itself cannot end the occupation; without a negotiated settlement the occupation and the problems that come with it will continue.

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