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Foreign Secretary's bilateral meeting with the Palestinian Foreign Minister, 8 January 2018

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met with the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al Malki to discuss the strong UK-Palestinian relationship.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al Malki.

Speaking after the meeting the Foreign Secretary said:

The UK-Palestinian relationship is strong and long-standing and it was a pleasure to meet Foreign Minister Riyad al Malki to discuss our shared desire to strengthen it further.

During our productive talks I reiterated the UK’s commitment to supporting the Palestinian people and the two-state solution, the urgent need for renewed peace negotiations, and the UK’s clear and longstanding position on the status of Jerusalem: it should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states.

I look forward to continuing good relations with Riyad al Malki and our Palestinian friends throughout 2018 and beyond.

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Published 8 January 2018