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Rasa News Agency - Official Affirms None of EU Member States Is Going to Move Embassy to Jerusalem
Monday, October 15, 2018
Time : Sunday, April 29, 2018
News ID: 437417
 
Official Affirms None of EU Member States Is Going to Move Embassy to Jerusalem
Rasa - Palestine’s EU Ambassador Abdul Rahim Farra said on Saturday none of the European Union (EU) member states is going to move its Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as confirmed by the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

RNA - Mogherini confirmed this position during a meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels with representatives from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and in the presence of Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki, he told Voice of Palestine radio.

 

Farra added that Malki made it clear in the meeting that none of the EU member states should be allowed to take steps or even announce an intention to move its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

 

Mogherini, on the other hand, that while the EU General Secretariat does not have veto power on any of its members, she nevertheless stated that no member state is going to act against the European consensus on this subject.

 

She noted that there will be no change on the EU position on Jerusalem, which considers the holy city capital of the two states, Palestine and Israel, and whose future will be determined by the concerned parties through negotiations.

 

According to Fars News Agancy, Mogherini stressed that, according to Farra, what is being talked about some member states seeking to move their Embassy to Jerusalem is nothing more than words and that there will be no move of any Embassy by any of the European countries.

 

The Czech Republic and Romania have recently hinted that they will follow United States suit and move their embassies to Jerusalem.

 

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