Just two days after the United States opened its embassy in Yerushalayim to much fanfare, Guatemala made its move to open its embassy in the Israeli capital.
Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales said: “With the opening of our embassy in the city of Jerusalem, Guatemala takes a courageous decision, a step forward in favor of union and friendship. This decision will be a legacy that will bring great benefits to everyone.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the opening “a great day” for both Israel and Guatemala.
“I welcome my friend President Jimmy Morales,” he said. “Guatemala was with us at the beginning, and Guatemala is with us today, and we welcome the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem.”