Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, second country to follow U.S. lead
Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv, Reuters reports.
Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the inauguration ceremony. The United States relocated its embassy to Jerusalem a week ago. It was followed by Guatemala on Wednesday.
“This is a historic day that strengthens ties between Paraguay and Israel,” Cartes said at the ceremony.
“A great day for Israel. A great day for Paraguay. A great day for our friendship,” Netanyahu responded. “You have not only the support of our government but the profound gratitude of the people Israel.”