Following the Swedish government’s recognition of a Palestinian state, this past October, the Belgian government is set to become Europe’s second country to adopt the motion and recognize the Palestinian state based on the borders of 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
PNN reports that the four parties of the Belgian Coalition, Tuesday, reached an agreement to submit a motion to parliament formulating support for recognizing Palestinian statehood. The parties intend to pass the motion in parliament and implement through government policy, according to Le Soir daily news.
Four coalition parties agreed to promote recognition and are: the Reformist Movement, the Flemish Liberals and Democrats, the Christian-Democratic & Flemish Party and the New Flemish Alliance.
Belgium’s Parliament will follow the steps of its French Counterpart and recognize the Palestinian State, making the Belgium the second government in Europe to recognize a Palestinian State after the Swedish.