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Tuesday December 19, 2017 02:15 AM

Dhaka concerned over US recognition of Israeli capital

  • Published at 09:19 PM December 07, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:30 PM December 07, 2017
Dhaka concerned over US recognition of Israeli capital
A Palestinian man argues with an Israeli border policewoman during a protest following US President Donald Trump's announcement that he has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City December 7, 2017 Reuters

Donald Trump on Wednesday recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperilling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike

Bangladesh has expressed deep concern over the recent US announcement recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Bangladesh urges all parties concerned to take a pragmatic approach to the Middle East Peace Process in reaching a two-state solution for peace and stability in the region,” a foreign ministry statement said on Thursday.


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The statement said Bangladesh reaffirmed its position in favour of establishing the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

It added that Bangladesh also stressed preserving the legal status of Jerusalem within the framework of relevant UN resolutions.


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US President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy on Wednesday by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperilling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike.

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