January 8, 2018 – FRN –
Jerusalem should be the joint capital of Israel and Palestine, and the status of the city should be determined by the agreement concluded between the Israelis and Palestinians during the negotiations. Such a statement was made by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson after talks with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki. The meeting discussed issues of strengthening cooperation and the situation in the region.
According to Johnson, during the negotiations with al-Maliki he confirmed the commitment of London to the support of the Palestinian people and the principle of two states, as well as the permanent position of Britain on the status of Jerusalem. It is necessary to resume peace talks as soon as possible, the British minister stressed.
Johnson also noted the continuing strength of the British-Palestinian ties and said he hoped “to continue the relationship with our Palestinian friends in 2018”.