Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Guterres: Issue of Jerusalem affects entire world

Sun 12 Feb 2023 | 05:06 PM
Antonio Guterres
Antonio Guterres
Basant Ahmed

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the issue of Jerusalem affects the entire world, as tension, violence and instability spread , stressing that all parties must avoid unilateral measures and provocative operations.

Guterres stressed in his speech via video conference, during the activities of the Jerusalem  Conference held at the headquarters of the Arab League, that the position of the United Nations is clear and the status of Jerusalem cannot be changed through unilateral measures, including settlement activities in occupied Jerusalem, noting that this issue can be settled only through negotiations between the parties.

He made it clear that the historical and demographic status of Jerusalem must be preserved, stressing that the United Nations is committed to the measures taken by the Palestinians and the Israelis towards ending the occupation, as well as the two-state solution for two states living side by side to enhance stability and dignity for all.