Palestinians: Recognition of States:Written question - 186926

(Birmingham, Northfield)
Asked on: 01 November 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Palestinians: Recognition of States
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.
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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