Amanda, UK Foreign and Development Secretary…

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British Commonwealth and Development Minister Amanda Milling will travel to the occupied Palestinian territories on June 23-24, following her visit to Israel.

Asia and Middle East minister to use meetings with Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki and Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary-General Hussein Al-Sheikh to reiterate support of the United Kingdom to the Palestinian people and a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the shared capital.

The minister will also visit Palestinians facing eviction and displacement in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem and Masafer Yatta in the South Hebron Hills. The UK continues to oppose evictions and demolitions, which are illegal under international law in all but the most exceptional circumstances.

The Minister will discuss UK support for the Palestinian economy with prominent business leaders, before a discussion on pressures on civic space in the OPT with journalists, human rights activists and representatives of civil society organizations.

The Minister will then travel to Jordan where she will discuss, among other topics, Jordan’s significant and historic guardianship over holy sites in the OPT, including the Old City of Jerusalem.

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