The two Latin American countries, Honduras and Paraguay, has expressed «fundamental willingness» to transfer their embassies to Jerusalem in the near future, reported army radio «Galey IDF» citing diplomatic sources.
As the necessary conditions for the transfer of the Embassy, both countries have described the official visit of the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, said the website of the TV channel i24news.
Recall that in September last year, Netanyahu’s first visit to Latin America as head of the Israeli government, however, neither Honduras or Paraguay, which regularly supports a Jewish state in various international forums, he at that time did not deign to visit.
Note also that the first Latin American country, announced the transfer of the Embassy to Jerusalem, was the state of Guatemala, which openly and officially confirmed its intention.
The first statement about the position of Guatemala was made by the foreign Minister of this Central American country after the Declaration of the President of the United States Donald trump on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Held in the Guatemalan city of Antigua the meeting of foreign Ministers of Latin American countries Sandra Howell stated that Guatemala supported the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, stressing that her country from the very beginning, was a friend and ally of Israel.
24 Dec fifty deputies of the Parliament of Guatemala addressed to the President, Jimmy Morales, with the petition, which demanded to transfer the Embassy of that Central American country from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
On 25 December the President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales announced that his country would move the Embassy to Jerusalem. On the official page in social network Facebook, he wrote that he had instructed the Chancellor to start preparing after a conversation with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. Morales stressed that this meeting was about the excellent relations between the two countries, and the subject of the transfer of the Embassy was one of the most important.