Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia has condemned a decision by the United States to move its embassy from Israel’s Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May.

In his meeting with US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph Donovan on February 26, Indonesia’s Deputy Foreign Minister A.M. Fachir stressed that the decision violates the United Nations’ resolutions and will affect the ongoing peace process in the Middle East.

Earlier, the foreign ministry summoned Ambassador Donovan after the US Department of State issued a statement revealing its plan to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, which will coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary of its independence.

President Donald Trump announced the United States' formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017, sparking international condemnation, including from Indonesia.

All 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, including Indonesia, issued a communiqué in December calling on the United States to revoke its decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

The decision also led to an emergency meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on December 21, which saw 128 countries defy the US and calling on it to withdraw its declaration on Jerusalem.

Indonesia is a steadfast supporter for the establishment of an independent state of Palestine with its capital in East Jerusalem. The nation with the world's largest Muslim population supports two-state solution that enables Israeli and Palestinian people live harmoniously side by side.-VNA