Romania will not transfer its embassy to Jerusalem

January 7, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Amman (UNA-OIC) � Romania announced on Saturday that it would not transfer its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a statement issued by the Romanian presidency published on its official website.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed by phone on Friday with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis the issue of relocating his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem after Romania abstained from a UN General Assembly vote, in December last year, on a draft resolution rejecting the change of status of Jerusalem.

The resolution recommends, inter alia, to UN member states to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem and to step up international efforts for a lasting, comprehensive and just peace in the Middle East.

According to this position, the statement said that the Romanian president stressed in the explanation of vote the need for a just and lasting settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the implementation of the two-state solution.

It was also shown on this occasion that Romania’s position on the status of the city of Jerusalem remains in line with that established by the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly in the field, it added.

On December 21, the UN General Assembly voted 128-9 to declare US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”.

Source: Interantional Islamic News Agency