Bangladesh has joined the international community to reject US President Donald Trump’s shift on Jerusalem.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump as he declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“Trump’s decision is arbitrary and it will destabilise harmony among different communities across the world,” she said while addressing a press conference at official residence Gono Bhaban in Dhaka on Thursday afternoon.
She said that Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will jeopardise the peace efforts the US itself initiated.
It is only natural that President Trump’s announcement is not acceptable to the Muslim nations, she said.
“There’s a UN resolution on this and no-one will accept the announcement disregarding it,” she said.
PM Hasina called on the Muslim world to unite against the unfair decision.
President Donald Trump abruptly on Wednesday recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, generating outrage from Palestinians and defying warnings of unrest in the Middle East.
Both Israelis and Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital, as the State of Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there while the State of Palestine ultimately foresees the city as its seat of power.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh expressed deep concern at the recent announcement by the United States.
Bangladesh reaffirms its position in favour of establishing the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, said a Foreign Ministry statement Thursday.