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Tunisia says to coordinate Arab response to U.S. move on Golan

Tunisia will coordinate with fellow Arab countries to contain any fall out from the U.S. decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said on Friday.

Jhinaoui was addressing a meeting of Arab foreign ministers on the day before Tunisia hosts the annual Arab League summit, which is expected to focus on the U.S. decision on the Golan Heights and its move last year to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"We will work with fellow Arab countries and the international community to contain the expected repercussions of this decision in the various regional and international forums," Jhinaoui told Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in Tunis.

Tunisia currently holds the rotating presidency of the Arab League.

Arab countries condemned last week's decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognise the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. They consider the area as occupied territory belonging to Syria.

Source: National News Agency