Resolve Jerusalem issue through negotiations: UN chief
United Nation, Dec 7; In the wake of the announcement by the United States President recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed that there was no alternative to the two-state solution and that Jerusalem was an issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the parties.
“In this moment of great anxiety, I want to make it clear: there is no alternative to the two-state solution. There is no Plan B,” said Mr Guterres, speaking to the press on Wednesday at UN Headquarters in New York.
In his remarks, the UN chief noted that it is only by realising the vision of two states “living side-by-side in peace, security and mutual recognition, with Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Palestine, and all final status issues resolved permanently through negotiations,” that the legitimate aspirations of both peoples will be achieved.