Statement concerning US statement about Jerusalem,

The Government deeply regrets the US statement about Jerusalem. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. There is a risk that this statement may lead to strong reactions and greater instability in an already turbulent region, and have long-term strategic consequences for the peace process…

Sweden’s long-standing commitment to a two-state solution remains. We are working to ensure that Israel and Palestine can live side by side in peace and security. All final status issues, including Jerusalem’s status as a future capital for both states, must be resolved through negotiations between the parties and not through unilateral action by the parties or others. Läs uttalandet