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Arab FMs to meet in February on Trump's Jerusalem move

AFP  |  Cairo 

Arab foreign ministers will meet early next month to discuss steps against US Donald Trump's recognition of as Israel's capital, the Arab League said today.

The meeting of the will be held on February 1 in Cairo, its general secretariat said in a memo obtained by AFP.

Trump's decision in December to relocate the to from sparked deadly clashes in Palestinian territories and was rejected in a non-binding UN General Assembly resolution.

said on Saturday that the League would seek international recognition of the Palestinian state with east as its capital following the US move.

In a resolution after an emergency meeting in December, Arab foreign ministers urged the US to rescind its decision and said had "withdrawn itself as a sponsor and broker" of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

occupied east Jerusalem and the West in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the international community.

The city's status is among the most contentious issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

claims all of Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state.

The international community does not recognise the ancient city as Israel's capital, insisting the issue can only be resolved in negotiations.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:31 IST
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