Paraguay embassy moves to Jerusalem: President Cartes arrives for the ceremony

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes arrived in Israel ahead of the embassy’s opening in Jerusalem on Monday. Israeli Public Security Minister welcomed Cartes: “I praise the president for his support and leadership.” The US and Guatemala moved their embassies to Jerusalem last week.
Cartes and Netanyahu Photo Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes arrived in Israel on Sunday to participate in his country’s embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday.

"On behalf of Israel, I thank you for your decision to move the Paraguayan embassy to Jerusalem. This decision is a demonstration of the depth of our relations and constitutes further strengthening of our sovereignty in Jerusalem," Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said when welcoming Cartes at the airport. “Paraguay has proved to be a true friend to Israel. I praise the president for his support and leadership.”

“President Cartes' decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem is an important step that recognizes Israel's right to establish its capital,” Erdan added. “The world political map is changing. More and more countries support our positions and desire to strengthen relations with us.”

Paraguay will be the third country to move its embassy to Jerusalem, following the US on May 14 and Guatemala on May 16.



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