France's Macron says Trump's Jerusalem move 'regrettable'

 06 Dec 2017 - 21:55

France's Macron says Trump's Jerusalem move 'regrettable'
French President Emmanuel Macron reviews troops at Algiers Airport following his arrival in Algiers, Algeria, December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool


Algiers: French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday branded as "regrettable" his US counterpart Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling for efforts to "avoid violence at all costs".

Addressing a press conference during a state visit to Algeria, Macron affirmed "the attachment of France and Europe to the two-state solution, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security within internationally recognised borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of the two states."