EU urges US to reconsider decision on UN Palestinian agency

3 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

BRUSSELS: The European Union on Saturday urged the United States to reconsider “its regrettable decision” to halt funding for the United Nations relief and works agency for Palestinian refugees, reports AFP.

The EU stresed the importance of continued international support for UNWRA which runs schools for hundreds of Palestinian children across the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

“The regrettable decision of the US to no longer be part of this international and multilateral effort leaves a substantial gap,” a spokesperson for the EU’s diplomatic service said in a statement.

“And we hope that the US can reconsider their decision,” said the spokesperson for the European External Action Service.