Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas visits the European Parliament 

Mahmoud Abbas (left) and Martin Schulz  

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas visited the European Parliament in Brussels on 12 February where he was welcomed by EP President Martin Schulz. They had a meeting during which they discussed developments affecting the Middle East peace process.

Abbas's visit follows MEPs adopting a resolution supporting "in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution". The resolution, passed on 17 December, reiterated the Parliament's "strong support for the two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states".

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