EU, Jordan ‘won’t abandon’ two-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and her Jordanian counterpart Aymane Safadi said on Friday that they would not abandon the two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “We definitely don’t give up,” AFP quoted Mogherini as saying. US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has sparked protests in the region. Mogherini said the Oslo Accords of 1993 and 1995 remained the objective. The agreements started a process aimed at achieving a peace treaty and fulfilling the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. The “only realistic solution is based on two states with Jerusalem as the capital of both states,” she said. The peace process has been languishing since 2014.