Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă says her government are moving their embassy to Jerusalem.. (photo credit: screenshot)
Romania has announced on Sunday that it will be moving its embassy to Jerusalem.
Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă made the announcement during her speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, which began on Sunday in Washington, DC.
“I, as prime minister of Romania, and the government I lead, will move our embassy to Jerusalem,” Dăncilă said. “Our support of the State of Israel and the Jewish community is constant. I am determined to contribute to closer relations between Israel and the entire European Union, particularly now, when Romania is holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union.”
She promised that Romania would “remain the same loyal friend and the strongest European voice in support of the Jewish people and the State of Israel,” concluding with the words, “shalom chaveirim (Peace friends), see you in Jerusalem.”
Prior to her announcement, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández said his country would “immediately” open its diplomatic mission in Jerusalem. Hernández’s comments at AIPAC would make Honduras the latest in a line to open missions in the capital.