“The recognition of Palestine as an independent country is a question of the portrayal of Slovenian foreign policy, said Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec in Brussels today. After today’s talks in Brussels, the Minister is even more convinced that this step needs to be done to strengthen Palestine’s negotiating position in the Middle East peace process.

According to Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, today’s talks in the EU foreign ministers’ meeting confirmed that the Foreign Ministry’s proposal to recognize Palestine as an independent and sovereign state is coming at the right moment and at the right time.

All three coalition parties supported the recognition of Palestine, all the time it was just a question of when the right moment was, Erjavec recalled, adding that ‘now is the right moment for this coalition to realize what it predicted.'” (translated from Sio1)