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Slovakia denies reports about moving embassy to Jerusalem

July 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm

The Republic of Slovakia has denied Israeli media reports about plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Quds Press reported on Friday.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry and published on the embassy’s website, Slovakia denied the reports that Andrej Danko, the head of the Slovakian National Council, announced plans to relocate his country’s embassy. It insisted that Danko, who has been on an official visit to Israel, did not speak about this issue with his hosts.

The ministry reaffirmed Slovakia’s position, which is in line with the EU regarding the status of Jerusalem. Conflict about the holy city, it insisted, must be resolved through negotiations that lead to it becoming the capital of two states. The Slovakian ministry rejected any unilateral moves to do otherwise.