Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Brazil will Accompany the USA and move its embassy to Jerusalem next year.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has voiced before his goal of transferring his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but senior officials later backtracked for fear of damaging trade ties with Arab nations.
Brazil opened a trade mission to Israel in Jerusalem this past year. Bolsonaro’s son, lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, told that the brand new trade mission which, before traveling, his dad ensured him he will move the embassy to Jerusalem.
He didn’t offer a date. Afterward, Netanyahu issued a statement stating Eduardo Bolsonaro told they had”dedicated to transferring Brazil’s embassy to Jerusalem at 2020″.
Thus far, only the USA and Guatemala have moved their embassies to Jerusalem. US President Donald Trump broke international consensus by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in late 2017 and moving the US embassy that there that the next May.
The occasion was attended by Eduardo Bolsonaro, who said the”lovely background between Brazil and Israel”.
Israel’s acting Prime Minister described the moment as”promising” and pointed out that”the launching of this APEX office at Jerusalem is a portion of what’s been agreed from the strengthening of relations between Israel and Brazil and also of President Bolsonaro’s devotion to open an embassy in Jerusalem following year”.
Netanyahu thanked the Irish president for supporting Israel in global organizations and highlighted the”incredible possibility of collaboration between both nations,” for that he explained, the new office will lead hugely.