Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem on May 16

Guatemala will move its embassy in Jerusalem to on May 16, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announces.

The move will be just two days after the US moves its embassy in Israel to the city and three days after Jerusalem Day, which marks the capture of East Jerusalem and the Old City in the 1967 Six Day War.

“I thank the Guatemalan president and government for the brave decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem,” says Barkat after meeting with Guatemala’s ambassador to Israel and the director-general of Guatemala’s foreign ministry on the embassy move.

“I promised them that we’ll assist as much as possible in order to enable a quick and smooth transfer of the embassy to the capital of Israel,” he adds.

Barkat also calls on other states to follow the US and Guatemala in moving their embassies to Israel.

מעבירים את שגרירות גוואטמלה לירושלים! נפגשתי הבוקר עם שגרירת גוואטמלה בישראל שרה סוליס קסטנדה, ועם מנכ"לית משרד החוץ…

Posted by ‎Nir Barkat – ניר ברקת‎ on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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