RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has welcomed Australia’s decision to reverse its recognition of West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
In a statement, the Saudi foreign ministry reiterated the Kingdom’s “unwavering support” for the Palestinian people.
Saudi Arabia called for “unifying international efforts to find a just settlement for the Palestinian issue, in a manner that fulfills the aspirations of the Palestinian people to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital in line with the international law and the Arab Peace Initiative,” read the ministry’s statement.
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Palestinians on Tuesday hailed Australia’s decision as a “wise and courageous” decision.