EU vows to oppose Trump over Jerusalem
Last year, the US President announced that the US would recognise Jerusalem, as a whole, as the capital of Israel, and moved forward plans to relocate the US embassy to the city from Tel Aviv.
At the time, Ms Mogherini issued a statement on behalf of the EU expressing "serious concern" about the American decision and "the repercussions this may have on the prospect of peace".
Mr Abbas on Monday repeated his call for East Jerusalem as capital as he urged the EU member nations to recognise a state of Palestine immediately, arguing that this would not disrupt negotiations with Israel on a peace settlement for the region.
He made no reference to Mr Trump's move on Jerusalem or to comments on the issue made, also on Monday, in Jerusalem by US Vice President Mike Pence.
The original article was published in the Independent.