British MP: UK does not intend to move its embassy to Jerusalem

[21-11-2022 04:40 PM]

Ammon News - British House of Commons member Shailesh Vara said on Monday that his country does not intend to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Vara headed a delegation of the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) on a visit to the Jordanian Senate, where they met numbers of the chamber led by Senator Hani Mulqi.

Mulqi told the team the Palestinian issue is the first and central issue for Jordan and the entire Arab world, stressing the need to push the Israelis to the negotiating table to reach the aspired-for peace and end the conflict, which dragged on for more than 75 years, through the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

He noted the historical and deep-rooted Jordanian-British relations, at the leadership, governmental and grassroots levels, pointing out that His Majesty King Abdullah II was the first Arab leader to meet with UK King Charles III, which reflects the strength of ties between the two friendly countries.

Mulqi said the rapid changes in the region and the world posed more challenges to Jordan and directly impacted its infrastructure, social structure and economic sectors, which warranted providing support to the Kingdom to continue its pivotal and humanitarian role, foremost of which is hosting Syrian refugees.

He said Jordan paid more for hosting about 1.4 million Syrian refugees than the aid pledged by the world.

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