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Macron says Trump's Jerusalem move 'regrettable' as France warns citizens

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  • Dec 07 2017 09:25About: 10 days ago
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday branded as "regrettable" his US counterpart Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling for efforts to "avoid violence at all costs".

Addressing a press conference during a state visit to Algeria, Macron affirmed "the attachment of France and Europe to the two-state solution, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security within internationally recognised borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of the two states."

He called for "calm" and "responsibility" on all sides.

"We must avoid violence at all costs and prioritise dialogue," he said.

"France is ready with its partners to take all necessary initiatives in this direction."

After Trump's announcement that the US will begin moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem France's foreign ministry warned its citizens travelling to the region to be aware of demonstrations an that it's nationals should avoid any large crowds in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.



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