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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat met on Wednesday morning 26 Nissan, with Guatemalan Ambassador to Israel Sarah Solis Castaneda and Guatemalan Foreign Ministry Director General Maria Lucia Ramirez to discuss the transfer of the Guatemalan Embassy on May 16 to Jerusalem, in the capital and three days after Jerusalem Day.
Barkat: “I congratulate Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and the Guatemalan Government on the courageous decision to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem and call on other countries to follow the United States and Guatemala and transfer their embassies to Jerusalem. I promised the Ambassador and the Director-General of the Foreign Ministry of Guatemala that the Jerusalem Municipality would assist as much as possible in order to enable the Embassy to transfer quickly and smoothly to the capital of Israel.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem/Photo Credit: ג’קי לוי)