Spain supports Palestinian statehood on 1967 borders

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RAMALLAH, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Minister of Spain Miguel Angel Moratinos said Wednesday that his country supports the establishment of an independent Palestinian statehood on the borders of 1967.

Moratinos made the statement in a joint news conference held in Ramallah with chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, adding that Spain and the European Union "will keep exerting every possible effort to achieve the Palestinian goals."

"We can not wait for another 18 years after the Madrid peace conference. We should see a Palestinian statehood established on the borders of 1967," Moratinos told reporters.

Madrid hosted the first international peace conference in 1991,attended by Israel, the Palestinians, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. After the conference, Israel and the Palestinians held peace talks and signed Oslo peace accords in 1993.

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