Macron calls for discussion on Jerusalem at EU summit

BRUSSELS– French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that a discussion on the Jerusalem situation after the US declaration to recognize it as the capital of Israel by EU leaders meeting today would be useful “I already expressed myself on this topic and I am going to reaffirm now my position. I think is useful to have a collective discussion during this Council,” he told reporters as he arrived for the EU summit.

“We will see this evening if, collectively, we consider the necessity for some collective words but the EU High Representative Mogherini expressed herself already very well and clear,” he added.

On her part, Federica Mogherini told reporters that “the EU position is extremely clear. We have expressed in these days in a united matter. Jerusalem capital of two states, the state of Israel and the state of Palestine, along the 67 lines.” “The heads of the (EU) state and government will decide whether to include this in the formal statement or not but this is and will stay the consolidated position of the EU in any case,” she added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency