Canada maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv

News 7 December, 2017
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    OTTAWA-The Prime minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that the embassy of Canada in Israel remains in Tel Aviv, marking his disagreement with the american president Donald Trump, who announced the day before the transfer to Jerusalem of his embassy.

    “We’re not moving our embassy from Tel-Aviv,” said Justin Trudeau to television the canadian margin of one official visit in China.

    The head of government reiterated the position intangible of Canada, regardless of the presence of conservatives or liberals in power, to encourage the creation of a palestinian State beside an israeli State.

    For the liberal government of canada, the status of the city of Jerusalem must be determined by a peace agreement between the parties.

    “The question of the status of Jerusalem can be resolved only in the framework of an overall settlement of the israeli-palestinian conflict “, was recalled Wednesday asked by chrystia Freeland, minister of foreign Affairs.

    “We remain firmly committed to the goal of a just peace, comprehensive and sustainable in the Middle East, which includes the creation of a palestinian State living side-by-side with the State of Israel in peace and security “, she added.

    The decision of the president Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has provoked a wave of condemnations in the world.