Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas arrived Sunday in Athens for a two-day official visit to Greece.
Abbas is set to meet with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday, Associated Press reported.
On Tuesday he is scheduled to address the Greek Parliament, where the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee unanimously called on the government to recognize the PA as an independent sovereign Arab nation.
This comes in the wake of a meeting between Tsipras and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that left both in good spirits. Tsipras, whose party has long been a supporter of the Palestinian Authority, also met with Abbas in Ramallah during that visit.
The Greek government followed that meeting with a decision to ignore the recent European Union directive to its members to remove the “Made in Israel” label all products imported from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Other countries ignoring the anti-Israel directive include Hungary and most recently, the Czech Republic.