Developments in the Arab world and a signature collection campaign in the EU for recognition of the Palestinian state within the 1967 borders dominated a meeting on Tuesday between Coalition of the Left (Synaspismos) leader Alexis Tsipras with Palestinian envoy to Athens Samir Abou Ghazaleh.

Tsipras expressed his party’s solidarity to the fair struggle of the Palestinian people, as he said, as well as to the Arab states’ struggle for democratisation and social rights. Moreover, he condemned the war in Libya and Greece’s involvement.

He stressed that the demands of the Arab people can be won only through political means and consultations, contributing to peace and stability in the Mediterranean.