Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney, on Wednesday, reiterated his countryâ€™s commitment to a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, as a basis for peace negotiations.
He stressed, in a meeting with Palestine’s ambassador in Ireland, Ahmad Abdul-Razeq, that the European position regarding Jerusalem is united and there will be no European embassies being moved to Jerusalem.
Coveney said his visit to the region is scheduled to take place early next year, to evaluate the situation in the Middle East and to work to win Palestiniansâ€™ trust in the peace process.
He said, according to WAFA, that because of Irelandâ€™s belief in the peace process and Palestiniansâ€™ right to self-determination, the country is now studying a number of projects to be adopted and executed, in the occupied Palestinian territories, which are expected to ease Palestiniansâ€™ lives and alleviate the consequences of the blockade in the Gaza Strip.
Archive IMEMC post 12/22/14 — Documentary: Ireland & Palestine
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.