Guatemala: Embassy move 'sovereign' decision — Guatemala FM

Guatemala Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel defended President Jimmy Morales' decision to relocate the country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, noting that it was «sovereign» and «coherent» with the Guatemala-Israel relationship, at a press conference in Guatemala City on Tuesday. She went on to say that Guatamela has maintained «very good diplomatic relations» with Israel and that «it is a... Еще foreign policy decision, it is a sovereign decision of the State of Guatemala, and it is coherent with the relationship that Guatemala has had with Israel during the 70 years of the establishment of the State of Israel.» Morales announced his plans to move the country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Sunday, thus becoming the first country to follow US President Donald Trump's lead on relocating the embassy. Several countries, including Bolivia, Jordan and Qatar have condemned Morales' move. Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6 in a live televised address from Washington DC, simultaneously starting the process of relocating the US embassy from Tel Aviv. The announcement sparked a wave of protests throughout the world.

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