ANOTHER EMBASSY MOVE: Paraguay To Open Jerusalem Embassy Next Week

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Paraguay’s government says President Horacio Cartes will open the country’s new embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Tuesday, following similar steps by the United States and Guatemala.

Government spokesman Mariano Mercado says Cartes will leave for the trip on Saturday.

The decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem has been controversial in Paraguay. It comes less than two months before Mario Abdo Benitez replaces Cartes, and the president-elect has said he wasn’t consulted.

Most countries maintain embassies in Tel Aviv and have balked at moving them.

(AP)

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