Malki: Czech, Romania will not move embassies to Jerusalem 

PNN/ Ramallah/

The Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said Thursday said that European Union countries will not break the EU policy on Jerusalem, which dictates that the city is capital of two states, by moving their embassies to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Malki told Voice of Palestine that the leadership got in touch with the European Union since the first day to prevent any of its member states from transferring their embassy to Jerusalem, adding that Israeli pressure on EU countries will not make them move embassies.

He said this issue was raised with foreign minister from German and France during their visit to the region about  month ago who confirmed that they will not allow any diversion from the EU position on this issue.

ِAccording to WAFA, Malki said the EU reiterated few days ago its position on moving embassy of member states to Jerusalem confirming that no state will be allowed to break the consensus on the subject of Jerusalem.

He said this is why there have been attempts by the Czech Republic and Romania to go around this decision and talk about opening honorary consulates in Jerusalem.

He said that both the Czech Republic and Romania have had consular offices in Jerusalem for more than 10 years, which means that there is nothing new in their positions, which contradicts Israeli statements intended to give the impression that they took a new position.