Statement on the UNGA Resolution on Status of Jerusalem
The UN General Assembly resolution on Status of Jerusalem, adopted on 21 December 2017, reaffirms the provisions of relevant UN resolutions, adopted earlier on this issue. The resolution also reflects a long-held common position of the European Union on this issue.
Lithuania reconfirms its commitment to the two-state solution as the only way to achieve a lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. The status of Jerusalem as a capital for both countries is, therefore, to be decided through bilateral negotiations.
Lithuania, along with the majority of other EU Member States, expressed this unchanged EU position.
The resolution is not directed against the United States or any other country. It calls to refrain from unilateral decisions and actions on the ground in the future.
Lithuania maintains that the US active involvement in the Middle East Peace Process is crucial for finding a lasting solution in the region.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 50 thousand in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The funds will be transferred to the United Nations (UN) migration agency, the International Organisation for Migration. This act is another contribution to the implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plan launched by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The Plan aims at allocations which are expected to reach USD 187 million in 2018.