Guatemalan embassy opens in Jerusalem

  16 May 2018    Read: 855
Guatemalan embassy opens in Jerusalem

Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States made the same move.

This week the Trump addministration made history by moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. That decision is opening the door for other nations to follow.

On December 25, 2017, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced his country would move its embassy to Jerusalem. Today it becomes the second nation after the United States to do so officially. CBN News got the first interview with the president in Israel.

"Guatemala has been a very blessed nation and I believe we have had an excellent relationship with the people of Israel since the foundation of the State of Israel, with the Guatemalan President Arevelo, Morales told CBN News. "And since then we've had excellent relations, and we have to strengthen that relationship, and I believe we'll be receiving a blessing for both peoples by doing the right thing.

"Thank you for everything you're doing to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital," Netanyahu told him at the time.

Guatemala began flying its flag at the embassy's location in Jerusalem's Technological Park before its official opening Wednesday.

 

CBN


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