Honduras Hopes to Move Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the End of the Year
Windowofworld.com – Honduran President Juan Hernandez said his country hopes to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of this year. Honduras is one of the countries that supports the decision of the United States (US) to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Hernandez said he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone. During the talks, Hernandez explained, he and Netanyahu agreed to strengthen the strategic alliance and agreed to open embassies in Tegucigalpa and Jerusalem respectively.
“We hope to take this historic step before the end of the year, as long as the pandemic allows,” Hernandez said in a statement.
During the talks, Hernandez also said that he congratulated Netanyahu on the signing of the Israeli normalization agreement with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain earlier this month. In response, Netanyahu expressed his appreciation for Honduras’ solid support for Israel.
Currently, there are two countries that have moved their Embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, namely the US and Guatemala. Several countries have promised to move their embassies to Jerusalem, including Brazil, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and most recently, Serbia and Kosovo.