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EU countries 'emphasise' strong commitment to two-state solution

The European Union yesterday "emphasised" that its member states are committed to the two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, the Anadolu Agency reported.

In a message sent to US President Donald Trump, the Ambassadors of eight EU countries, who are current members of the UN Security Council, issued a joint statement at the UN headquarters in New York in this regard.

"We, the European Union members of the [UN Security] Council, would like to reiterate once more and emphasise the EU's strong continued commitment to the internationally agreed parameters for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, based on international law, relevant UN resolutions and previous agreements," the statement said.

It added: "The EU is truly convinced that the achievement of a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital of both states, that meets Israeli and Palestinian security needs, and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty, ends the occupation and resolves all final status issues."

The statement concluded that this "is the only viable and realistic way to end the conflict and achieve just and lasting peace."

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