Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes opened his country’s embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the second nation, after Guatemala, to follow in the footsteps of the United States, which with the transfer of its diplomatic legate recognizes the disputed city as capital of Israel.
This sovereign decision is a historic event for the vigorous bonds of friendship that unite Israel and Paraguay,” said Cartes, who noted that it coincided with the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, “that my country helped to join the Organization. of the United Nations “.
Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the ceremony, a few days after Guatemala (May 16) and the United States (the 14th) formalized the transfer of their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem.
We hosted a reception tonight for Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes. He told me that his decision to move the Paraguayan embassy to Jerusalem is, above all else, a recognition of history. This is correct. Common sense and truth won. Thank you, @Horacio_Cartes. 🇮🇱🇵🇾 pic.twitter.com/7KsRtbL9gB
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) May 21, 2018