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Linas Linkevičius

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Statement on the UNGA Resolution on Status of Jerusalem

Created: 2017.12.22 / Updated: 2017.12.22 09:07

The UN General Assembly resolution on Status of Jerusalem, adopted on 21 December 2017, reaffirms the provisions of relevant UN resolutions, adopted earlier on this issue. The resolution also reflects a long-held common position of the European Union on this issue.

Lithuania reconfirms its commitment to the two-state solution as the only way to achieve a lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. The status of Jerusalem as a capital for both countries is, therefore, to be decided through bilateral negotiations.

Lithuania, along with the majority of other EU Member States, expressed this unchanged EU position.

The resolution is not directed against the United States or any other country. It calls to refrain from unilateral decisions and actions on the ground in the future.

Lithuania maintains that the US active involvement in the Middle East Peace Process is crucial for finding a lasting solution in the region.

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