The government of the Dominican Republic is considering relocating its embassy to Jerusalem.
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi took to Twitter on Mondayto congratulate Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic Roberto Alvarez, saying this is an “important decision”.
“I congratulate the FM of the Dominican Republic, @RobalsdqAlvarez, on the decision of the Dominican Government to consider moving their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I thanked him during our phone call yesterday for this important decision and for the many years of friendship between our two countries,” Ashkenazi said in a tweet.
In December of 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which meant that the US formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital. The new embassy opened half a year later, with Israel hoping that it would prompt a mass relocation of embassies to holy city especially on the part of the European Union.