Ireland: Europe will not transfer its embassies to Jerusalem


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney affirmed his country’s adherence to the two-state solution on the 1967 borders as a basis for the negotiating process.
During his meeting with Palestinian Ambassador Ahmed Abdel Razeq, Coveney stressed that the European position towards Jerusalem is unified and that there will be no movement of the European embassies to Jerusalem.
He pointed out that his visit to the region at the beginning of the new year will be to assess the situation in the Middle East, and to work to restore Palestinian confidence in the peace process.
“Ireland, through its belief in the peace process and the Palestinians’ right to self-determination, is studying a range of projects that will be adopted in the occupied Palestinian territories. These projects will facilitate life and ease the siege in the Gaza Strip.” He added.


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