Cyprus announced Sunday that it recognizes a Palestinian State in the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. Cyprus is the first European Union member country that officially recognizes the Palestinian right to statehood .
The letters also confirmed the historic and close ties with the Palestinian people. It also called for a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in which a democratic and viable Palestinian state can be established with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The letter also stated that Cyprus will not recognize any Israeli changes to the geography and demography of the occupied Palestinian territories, including in occupied East Jerusalem.