Two days after the United States relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Guatemala has followed through on its promise to relocate its own embassy to Israel’s capital. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the festive embassy opening, in an office complex in southwest Jerusalem. Prime Minister Netanyahu warmly welcomed the Guatemalan Embassy move, asserting the strong affection in Israel for the central American nation. “There’s a Guatemala Street right here, right here, it’s about a kilometer from here, in Jerusalem, there’s a Guatemala Street in many cities, and many communities in Israel, because we remember our friends, and Guatemala is our friend,” Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu know that the people of Guatemala will always be a faithful friend for your country, and from today, with the return of the Guatemalan embassy to Jerusalem, we are reaffirming our bonds of friendship and brotherhood towards the prosperous people of Israel,” Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said.
As noted, Guatemala is the first nation to follow in the footsteps of the United States. That said, several nations have already indicated their intention to follow-suit, including Paraguay that has announced a scheduled inauguration by the end of May.