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Liviu Dragnea meets Palestinian Ambassador: Romania would not relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

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Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea, leader of the ruling party, the Social Democrats, on Monday had a meeting with the Palestinian Ambassador in Bucharest, Fuad Kokaly, to discuss the strengthening of bilateral cooperation and the identification of new areas of common interest.

According Digi24.ro's sources, Dragnea would have assured the Palestinian Ambassador that Romania would not relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and that he doesn’t want to ruin the historical relations between Romania and the Arab world.

The above-mentioned sources say that Liviu Dragnea is interested in the Arab League’s support for Romania to obtain a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.

Palestine’s Embassy issued a press release after the ambassador’s meeting with Dragnea, stating that the Romanian embassy will not be moved to Jerusalem.

The Embassy of the Palestinian State hails Mr. Liviu Dragnea’s decision according to which the Romanian Government will not relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem“, reads the press release.

Other diplomatic sources revealed that Dragnea had refused to meet the Palestinian ambassador last year when the PSD government had announced the decision to move Romania’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

 The issue of Romanian embassy’s relocation to Jerusalem stirred controversies in 2018 and prompted an open war between the Presidency on one hand and the Government and the PSD leader on the other hand.  

Foto Twitter/Liviu Dragnea

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