Spain’s Prime Minister to Announce Recognition of Palestinian State, Source Says

MADRID – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is set to announce the recognition of an independent Palestinian state on Wednesday, according to a government source, confirming a report from news website El Confidencial. A spokesperson for Sanchez’s office declined to comment on the development.

This announcement coincides with Norway’s plan to make a similar declaration. In recent weeks, European Union members Ireland, Slovenia, and Malta have also indicated their intention to recognize Palestine, emphasizing that a two-state solution is essential for lasting peace in the region.

In March, Sanchez stated that his government would take the initial steps towards the recognition of a Palestinian state and later mentioned that Spain would coordinate its actions with other countries.

The coordinated recognition by several European nations is expected to bolster international support for Palestine and could influence further diplomatic moves in the region. This step underscores the growing consensus among some EU countries that acknowledging Palestinian statehood is a critical component of the peace process.