Jerusalem Should Be Shared Israeli-Palestinian Capital, U.K. Foreign Minister Says

'I reiterated the U.K.'s commitment to supporting the Palestinian people and the two-state solution,' Boris Johnson says

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Moscow, Russia December 22, 2017
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Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of Israeli and Palestinian states, British foreign minister Boris Johnson told his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Malki on Monday, a statement from Britain's foreign office said. 

"I reiterated the U.K.'s commitment to supporting the Palestinian people and the two-state solution, the urgent need for renewed peace negotiations, and the U.K.'s clear and longstanding position on the status of Jerusalem," Johnson said. 

"It should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states." 

U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 7, sparking anger and protests across the world.