The belgian governement, of which the deputy prime minister Didier Reynders announced the statement during his trip in the middle-east, decided to upgrade the status of the palestinian mission in Belgium. H.E. Leila Shahid who was head of mission. She becomes the Ambassador of Palestina to the King of Belgium.
Belgium’s decision to upgrade the status of the Palestinian representative in this country appears to be in line with the Belgian vote last year at the UN in favor of recognizing Palestine as ‘’non-member state’’.
The Belgian move can be interpreted as a signal of support to a Palestinian state in the framework of current Israel-Palestinian peace talks.
We can imagine this decision will be sparking some criticism in Tel Aviv. France has also upgraded earlier the Palestinian representation in Paris.