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Ramallah envoy says Romania assured PA it won’t move embassy to Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority’s ambassador to Romania tells state media today that Bucharest has assured the Ramallah government that it will not move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Fuad Kokaly tells news outlet RFI in an interview the PA has agreed to support Romania’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council, and in return, Bucharest would not move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Kokaly says Ramallah will lobby for support for Romania’s Security Council bid at the Arab League and at the Organization for Islamic Cooperation.

Earlier this year, the president and head of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) announced plans to move the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But Romanian President Klaus Iohannis denied the claim, saying that Bucharest’s position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “had not changed.”

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