After meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that EU member states will not be relocating their embassies to Jerusalem.
Mogherini spoke of Netanyahu, saying that "he expects others to follow Trump's decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem. He can keep his expectations for others — because from the EU member states' side this move will not come."
"PM Netanyahu realised there is full EU unity: only realistic solution is based on two states, with #Jerusalem as capital. We want to continue to work with the Quartet with US, Russia and UN and to enlarge this forum" @FedericaMog pic.twitter.com/8AGjMBNBaE— EU External Action (@eu_eeas) December 11, 2017
She continued speaking about her meeting with Netanyahu about the peace process and the current situation in Jerusalem.
In response to a comment from Netanyahu that peace must be built on reality, Mogherini said, "You want three states, four, five, ten? Two states are the only viable and realistic option."
Mogherini further asserted the EU's commitment to the peace process, saying, "we are not working on a specific European Union initiative, [but] are not simply sitting in a waiting-for-Godot attitude."
In her comments, she criticized the Trump administration's decision to move the U.S. embassy, saying that an international and regional framework is necessary for negotiations to take root.
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