Paraguay Moves Embassy to Jerusalem
JERUSALEM, Israel – Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes arrived in Israel Sunday evening to dedicate his country’s new embassy in Jerusalem Monday.
Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan was on hand at the airport to welcome Cartes as he deplaned, thanking him on behalf of the nation for the decision.
“I thank you on behalf of the State of Israel for your decision to move the Paraguay Embassy to Jerusalem. The decision demonstrates the depth of our ties and constitutes further strengthening of our sovereignty in Jerusalem,” YNet quoted Erdan’s welcoming statement.
“The recognition of Jerusalem represents a change in the world diplomatic map,” he said. “More and more countries support our positions and wish to bolster ties with us. In recent years, Paraguay has proven with a series of courageous decisions that it is a true friend. I praise the president for his support of Israel and his leadership.”
Earlier this year, Cartes disclosed his intention to move the embassy before his term ends in mid-August. Monday, he made good on that promise.
Photo credit: The Times Of Israel