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AU, AL reject U.S. President’s controversial Mideast peace plan

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

10th Feb, 2020. 11:15 pm
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Africa Union on Mideast Plan

The African Union (UN) and the Arab League (AL) on Sunday voiced their rejection of the newly unveiled U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan that has sparked growing tensions between Israel and Palestine.

According to details, Mahamat said at the opening of the 33rd AU summit held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, “The case of Palestine is the most flagrant example of the fragility of the international situation. The American-Israeli plan which is called the ‘deal of the century’ has been prepared out of any consultations and also in the absence of those who are mainly concerned.”

Sources said that addressing the summit, Secretary General the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit appreciated the principled position of the AU in support of the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to end the Israeli occupation of their territory and their independent state.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 28 unveiled his controversial Middle East peace plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which would limit the sovereignty of a future Palestinian state.

He outlined the 80-page plan at the White House along with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided capital,” while claiming that the Palestine capital will include areas of East Jerusalem.

EU rejects Trump’s Middle East peace plan

Earlier, Pakistan’s foreign office expressed “deep concern” over the emerging situation in the Middle East on Friday, after US strikes in Iraq.

Pakistan Foreign Office said in a twitter statement, “Pakistan has viewed with deep concern in the recent developments in the Middle East, which seriously threaten peace and stability in the region.”

“Respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity are the fundamental principles of the UN Charter, which should be adhered to. It is also important to avoid unilateral actions and use of force,” a press release issued by the Foreign Office said.

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