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Statement regarding the Czech position on the Middle East Peace Process

(This article expired 08.10.2014.)

Following inaccurate information in the Jordanian and regional media, The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Amman would like to clarify the official position of the Czech Republic regarding the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

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Following inaccurate information in the Jordanian and regional media, The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Amman would like to clarify the official position of the Czech Republic regarding the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

This long-term position has remained constant and unchangeable for nearly two decades.

 

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Presidents of the Palestinian Authority and the Czech Republic during a meeting in Prague in February 2009

 

On Saturday 5 October, The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affaires issued an official statement which reads as follows:

“The Czech Republic fully supports the efforts of the international community to find a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct negotiations.

 

Both within the European Union and in its bilateral relations with both sides the Czech Republic repeatedly and consistently called for direct peace negotiations as the only possible means to address all final status issues.

 

The Czech Republic in accordance with EU supports the two-state solution as the only possible way how Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side in peace and security. We therefore strongly welcomed a recent resumption of the direct peace talks.

 

We firmly believe that through the direct peace negotiations the parties will come to an agreement on all disputable issues, including security, borders, Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem.

 

The Czech Republic will continue to cooperate within the EU and the international community to find and promote a peaceful two-state solution.”

The Head of the Foreign Affairs Department of the Office of the President of the Czech Republic Mr. Hynek Kmonicek, stated for the Czech Public Television, that the correct quote by the President was – When (one day) the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is settled by a peaceful two-state solution, then the Czech Republic might gladly transfer its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Last but not least, it should be noted, that according to the relevant Czech legislation, the foreign policy of the country is formulated and conducted by the Czech Government.

 

 

 

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