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Singapore says Jerusalem’s status should be decided through Israel-Palestinian talks

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: The status of Jerusalem should be decided through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Thursday (Dec 7).

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump defied global opposition by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in an address from the White House.

MFA’s full statement is as follows:

The status of Jerusalem is a sensitive and complex issue with a long history. Any premature and unilateral action to alter the status of Jerusalem will impede progress for a peaceful resolution of the Middle East and Palestinian problem. The future status of Jerusalem should be decided through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Singapore reaffirms its longstanding and consistent support for a two-state solution, which will involve the establishment of an independent Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace and security with the State of Israel.

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