Pakistan officially responds to the US embassy move to Jerusalem
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Monday has responded to the US embassy move to Jerusalem.
Pakistan has expressed concerns over the United States’ decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
“Despite calls by the international community to comply with UN General Assembly and Security Council resolutions on the two-state solution, US is moving its Embassy to the Holy City of Jerusalem. This represents a violation of international law and several United Nations Security Council resolutions, in particular resolutions 476 and 478,” the Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement.
The statement added both houses of the Parliament had earlier voiced their position on the US decision.
Pakistan also renews its call for establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous state of Palestine, on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders, and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, the statement said.
The Foreign Office added that the government and people of Pakistan stand firmly with the Palestinian people.