The President of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas said that before the end of 2016 issued by PNA passports inscription «the Palestinian authority» will be changed to «state of Palestine».
This statement was made in Athens after talks with Prime Minister Alex Tsipras and before the meeting of the Greek Parliament, where MPs called on the government to officially recognize the «state of Palestine».
At the meeting of all factions of the Parliament, on the recommendation of the Committee on foreign Affairs, supported the recognition of Palestine by the state and called on the parties to the conflict to resume the negotiations for a peaceful settlement.
Greece warned Israel that the outcome of the vote a foregone conclusion. At the same time, the government is seeking rapprochement with Israel, said that the Declaration of Parliament, would not entail policy change.