Palestinians: Recognition of States

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 19th February 2021.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Palestinian Authority joining the Rome Statute in 2015, whether the Government recognises Palestine as a sovereign state.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK will recognise a Palestinian state at a time of our choosing, and when it best serves the objective of peace.

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