Spain maintains its traditional support for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, while studying whether to support the Palestine National Authority's bid for observer status at the United Nations.
"We have always been committed to the two-state solution and will continue doing everything in our power to make it happen," Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said at a joint press conference in Madrid together with visiting Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Rajoy did not wish to reveal at that time how Spain would vote in the U.N. General Assembly, but Erdogan has expressed his "total conviction" that Spain will support the Palestinians.
The Turkish head of government said, for his part, that "we want the resolution to be 'YES' for Palestine."
Spanish government sources acknowledged that Madrid leans toward a "yes" vote, though Rajoy preferred to keep mum on the subject.
Rajoy recalled at the press conference that the European Union has been unable to reach a consensus on the proposal to grant the Palestinians observer status, which will be put to a vote Thursday in the U.N. General Assembly.
"Every (EU) nation will take the decision it considers opportune and advisable," he said.
"We are waiting for the formal presentation of the resolution," Rajoy said, adding that "afterwards we will announce our position on the matter." EFE