Palestine envoy to Serbia: Why relocating the country’s embassy from “Tel Aviv” to Jerusalem

The Palestine ambassador to Serbia Mohammed Nabhan
The Palestine ambassador to Serbia Mohammed Nabhan

The Palestine ambassador to Serbia Mohammed Nabhan on Thursday asked the President Aleksandar Vucic for an explanation for the decision to relocate the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“We respect President Vucic and Serbia who we have friendly and deep relations with. I believe the President did not want to harm our relations and the Palestine issue by accepting that agreement,” the ambassador said.

In a statement to the Belgrade NIN weekly, Nabhan said Serbia had always respected the UN 1244 Resolution regarding Kosovo, and that he expected it to honour the Resolution 478which condemned the Israeli occupation during the six-day war in 1967.

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He added he believed Vucic thought the agreement would be implemented after Israeli – Palestains conflict was solved in the establishment of the Palestine state on all those territories.

Nabhan also said that the news about the relocation of the embassy was met with bitterness in Palestine, “which had always stood by Serbia in its efforts to preserve sovereignty and integrity,” and caused many negative reactions in the region.

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(Source / 10.09.2020)

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