Honduras will open an embassy in Jerusalem, according to a phone call between Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
While Hernandez expressed hope to open the embassy next year, Netanyahu said that it will happen by the end of this year.
“With their flags flying in the capitals of the two countries, Israel and Honduras declare their intention to complete the action plan before the end of the current year, with a mutual opening and inauguration of their embassies in the national capitals, Tegucigalpa and Jerusalem,” an official statement by the prime minister’s office read.
In December 2017, Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and subsequently moved the US Embassy to the city. Another Latin American state, Guatemala, followed the US a few days later after the American embassy was opened in Jerusalem in May 2018.