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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 20
Azerbaijan stands for the speedy restoration of peace and stability in Jerusalem, Azerbaijani Ambassador on Special Foreign Ministry Missions Shahin Abdullayev said.
Abdullayev made the remarks at an international conference dedicated to Jerusalem, which is being held in Baku July 20.
“Jerusalem is extremely important from the point of view of resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” he added.
"We condemn certain events that complicate and impede the settlement of the conflict, as well as lead to the deterioration of the Palestinians’ life," he added. “Azerbaijan thinks that this international conference in Baku will help resolve this issue."
The organizers of the conference are the Azerbaijani government and the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
The representatives of the Azerbaijani government and the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are taking part in the conference.
Riyad Mansour, permanent observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, heads the Palestinian delegation at the conference.
The panel discussions entitled "Life in East Jerusalem under occupation", "New approach to East Jerusalem", "International and regional support for East Jerusalem" will be held as part of the two-day conference.