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Special envoy: US committed to reopening Jerusalem consulate

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (KUNA) -- The US Special Representative for Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr affirmed Wednesday that the US administration was remained committed to reopening its consulate general in Jerusalem.
"We continue to believe that reopening the consulate would put the US in the best position to engage with and provide support to the Palestinian people," Amr told reporters.
"We're going to continue to discuss the timeline for reopening our consulate general with our Israeli and Palestinian partners." He added that the President of the United States and the Secretary of State still believed that the two-state solution was the best way forward for Israelis and Palestinians to realize their aspirations.
"And they also believe that Israelis and Palestinians equally deserve - equal measures of freedom, of security, of prosperity, of justice, of dignity," he affirmed.
"And so what we are focused on - in the immediate term - is lifting up and improving Palestinian lives while we also look for ways to restore a political horizon and return to a two-state solution." US President Donald Trump ordered the closure of the US consulate general in Jerusalem in 2019 after moving the US embassy in Israel to the occupied Palestinian city in 2018. (end) asj.ibi