Toronto, The Indonesia Post – The United Nations (UN) will continue to advocate for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in interactions with various parties, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday.
Dujarric was answering journalists’ questions at a press conference when he was asked about the “new Middle East” map presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech last week at the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. In the map, no Palestine is visible on their borders.
“We cannot control nor do we want to control what member states say or what they present on the podium,” Dujarric said.
He said the map does not reflect the UN’s position, “but we continue to advocate for a two-state solution in all our interactions.”
Dujarric said he could not yet confirm whether a letter from the Palestinian permanent representative condemning Netanyahu’s actions had reached the UN Secretary General.
Dujarric stressed that the move did not change the UN’s stance.
When asked whether Israel supports a two-state solution, he replied: “I do not speak for the Israeli prime minister. You have to ask them what they believe.”. (mhn/bbs)