Israel: Palestinians:Written question - HL6800

Asked on: 13 July 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Israel: Palestinians
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to work towards a lasting agreement based on a two-state solution.
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Answered on: 27 July 2020

The UK remains committed to achieving a two-state solution, based on 1967 lines with agreed land swaps, Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states, and a just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for refugees. We continue to work closely with international partners advocating a two-state solution and encouraging a return to meaningful negotiations. The Foreign Secretary did so most recently in a meeting with the French Foreign Minister on 29 June and German Foreign Minister on 19 June. The Foreign Secretary also discussed the Middle East Peace Process and our opposition to the unilateral annexation of territory during calls with Alternate Israeli Prime Minister Gantz and Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi. The Prime Minister has conveyed the UK's opposition to unilateral annexation to Prime Minister Netanyahu on 6 July and encouraged President Abbas to find a means of restarting dialogue with Israel on 14 July.

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