His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani received a telephone call from US President Donald Trump yesterday evening.
Talks during the phone call dealt with the bilateral relations and means of boosting them, the official Qatar News Agency said.
Trump also informed the Emir of his intention to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Emir warned of the serious repercussions of this step, which would further complicate the situation in the Middle East and negatively affect the security and stability in the region.
Sheikh Tamim reiterated Qatar’s position on the Palestinian issue on the basis of the resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative based on a two-state solution, which guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The Emir held a telephone conversation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The conversation reviewed developments in Jerusalem, particularly in relation to the decision of the US president to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv.
Sheikh Tamim reiterated Qatar’s firm position towards the Palestinian issue based on international legitimacy decisions and the Arab Peace Initiative, which is based on the two-state solution that ensures the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.
The Palestinian president thanked the Emir for his constant support for the Palestinian issue and the fraternal Palestinian people as well as for Qatar’s efforts and firm stances towards the just Palestinian cause.
The Emir also held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The conversation reviewed the strategic bilateral relations between the two countries, in addition to discussing the latest developments in the Middle East, especially the US president’s decision on Jerusalem, and its serious consequences for security and stability in the region.
The Turkish president informed the Emir that he would call for an emergency summit in Istanbul for member-states of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation in that regard.
The Emir also held a telephone conversation with King Abdullah II of Jordan.
The conversation discussed the serious repercussions of Trump’s Jerusalem move. The Emir stressed the seriousness of this decision, which will further complicate the situation in the region and negatively affect its security and stability.
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