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Honduras recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

2019-08-28T11:04:53.581Z

President Juan Orlando Hernandez will make an official trip to the Jewish state on Friday for the inauguration of a "diplomatic office" in the city.



Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez will make an official trip to Israel on Friday for the inauguration of a "diplomatic office" in Jerusalem, the government said on Tuesday. "It is for me the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel," said the Honduran president, presenting the new representation as an "extension" of the embassy, ​​now located in Tel Aviv. Aviv.

A statement from the Honduran Foreign Ministry said that the Jewish state had referred to its transfer to Jerusalem, a proposal that is currently "analyzed and evaluated in the international and national context" . Honduras has historically implanted its embassy in Tel Aviv in order to maintain its neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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