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.

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