Press Release

Arg, Kabul: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, understanding the deep concerns of the Afghan Muslim nation and the Muslim world, has already communicated its profound concerns through diplomatic channels to the leadership of the United States of America over their decision of moving their embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognizing Jerusalem.
The decision which has been taken in this regard has hurt the feelings of Muslims around the world and will jeopardize the peace process in the Middle East. Therefore, any kind of actions taken unilaterally and without engagement of Palestine and a two state solution, will not produce positive results and end up with a permanent solution.
The National Unity Government and the Afghan Muslim nation together with Muslims of the world want the rights of Palestinians for an Independent State to be ensured.
The status of Jerusalem, which has been the first Qiblah for the Muslims, and is of high respect and importance for other religions as well, shall be recognized, in accordance with International Laws, resolutions of the United Nations and demands of the Muslim world.
Fortunately, there is an international consensus that a unilateral decision can’t be made on Jerusalem and that a permanent solution to the issue should be sought in a comprehensive peace framework.
To ensure enduring and fair peace in Palestine, the National Unity Government continuously supports this process in partnership with Islamic world and the international community under the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations.