Palestine, AL slam intention of Kosovo, Serbia to open embassies in Jerusalem

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-06 05:09:51|Editor: huaxia

RAMALLAH/CAIRO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Saturday condemned the intention of Kosovo and Serbia to open embassies in Jerusalem.

In a press statement sent to Xinhua, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the move of Serbia and Kosovo is "blatant and unjustified aggression against the Palestinian people and their issue."

The ministry called on Serbia and Kosovo to backtrack on their "unfair decisions."

Meanwhile, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit also condemned the plan of Kosovo and Serbia to open embassies in Jerusalem.

In a statement, Aboul-Gheit stressed that this procedure goes against international legitimacy resolutions, international law and UN Security Council resolutions.

The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo agreed to economic normalization at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House on Friday.

The U.S.-backed economic deal also includes terms with Israel. Trump said that Serbia will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by next July and Kosovo and Israel have agreed to the normalization of ties.

The United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem over two years ago after a controversial decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital. Palestinians see the eastern part of the city as the capital of their future state.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Serbia rejects it and considers Kosovo its own province. Enditem