UK reaffirms commitment to Mideast two state solution

LONDON, Feb 6 (KUNA) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to discuss the recent US proposals for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

During the phone conversation Johnson reiterated his support for US efforts, according to a press release from his office.

He also “underlined the UK’s longstanding view on the importance of a two state solution, with Jerusalem as the shared capital of both sides, and our opposition to the unilateral annexation of territory,” the statement said.

“The leaders agreed that we should continue to strengthen our bilateral relationship following the UK’s departure from the EU, including in areas such as trade,” it added.

Last week, US President Donald J. Trump announced a new plan for peace in the Middle East, called “Deal of the Century.” The plan sparked backlash from around the Arab world for failure to meet the minimum of the Palestinians’ rights.

Source: Kuwait News Agency