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Palestinians Demand Cutting Ties with Kosovo

Palestinians Demand Cutting Ties with Kosovo

Thursday, 15 April, 2021 - 05:15
First ambassador of Kosovo to Israel at the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem in mid-March (AFP)

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates (MOFAE) called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to cut ties with Kosovo, in the wake of inaugurating Kosovo’s embassy in Jerusalem.

This request was made in a letter from Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki to Secretary-General of the OIC Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen.

On behalf of Palestine, Malki called on Othaimeen to demand that the OIC members cut ties with Kosovo, in implementation to the organization’s policy towards countries that violate international law, Islamic summits’ decisions, and the international legitimacy resolutions.

The MOFAE said that this move is “a blatant attack on Palestinian people, their rights and a flagrant violation of international law.”

The Republic of Kosovo announced the opening of its embassy in Jerusalem last month.

Therefore, Kosovo joined the US and Guatemala as the sole countries to open embassies in the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Kosovo, the Muslim majority country, vowed to open its embassy in Jerusalem, after establishing diplomatic ties with Israel last year under the US brokerage.

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