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EU Calls Kosovo And Serbia To Not Open Their Embassies in Jerusalem

The European Union expects Kosovo and Serbia to not open their embassies in Jerusalem.

“The EU’s long-standing position is that a way must be found through negotiations to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of both states, and that the aspirations of both parties must be fulfilled. The question of Jerusalem is a final status issue,” said the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell.

He pointed out that all the EU member state embassies in Israel are located in Tel Aviv, “in line with the United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution 478 of 1980, which called on all UN members to move their embassies to Tel Aviv”.

Borrell said that both Kosovo and Serbia have identified EU integration as their strategic priority.

“The EU expects both to act in line with this commitment,” Borrell said.

Serbia and Kosovo signed separate agreements with the US at the same time, sitting on opposite sides of US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

One of the points of the agreement was that Israel would recognize Kosovo’s independence, Kosovo would open an embassy in Jerusalem, while Serbia would move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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