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Taiwan won’t move Tel Aviv office to Jerusalem

2017-12-07
  • Not moving to Jerusalem

    Not moving to Jerusalem

    Foreign ministry spokesperson Andrew Lee says that Taiwan does not intend to move its representative office in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (CNA photo)

Foreign ministry spokesperson Andrew Lee says that Taiwan does not intend to move its representative office in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Lee was speaking Thursday in light of US President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

 

Lee said the foreign ministry is monitoring the situation.

 


Lee said, “We are asking Taiwan’s representative office in the US and our representative offices in Asia and Africa to pay close attention to Israel’s interaction with countries in the Arab world. Israel has a very subjective perspective on the situation, but we -- like most other countries -- have set up our representative office in Tel Aviv.”

 

The foreign ministry calls on Israel and Palestine to work out their differences in a peaceful manner. The ministry encourages both sides to devise a peace plan that will benefit their people.

 

Meanwhile, the ministry has warned Taiwanese travelers to Palestine to be on alert during the “days of wrath” local protests between Wednesday and Friday this week in response to Trump’s move.