Qatar Welcomes Australia's Reversing of Decision Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Doha - Information Office - October 18 

The State of Qatar welcomes Australia's announcement to cancel the previous government's recognition of West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, considering that the decision would support international efforts aimed at achieving a just, comprehensive and sustainable peace.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses the State of Qatar's aspiration for similar decisions from the countries that recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in line with the international consensus and resolutions of international legitimacy.

The Ministry warns against unilateral steps that could undermine the principle of a two-state solution.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates the firm position of the State of Qatar on the justice of the Palestinian cause, the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, and the establishment of their independent state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.