Israel authorizes Slovakian embassy branch in Jerusalem

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Israel authorizes Slovakian embassy branch in Jerusalem
Only four countries have embassies in Jerusalem, the US, Guatemala, Honduras, and Kosovo, while Equatorial Guinea and Malawi said they would, as well.
By LAHAV HARKOV
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

Israel granted Slovakia permission on Thursday to open an office of its embassy in Jerusalem. Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll gave the official authorization letter to Slovakian Ambassador Igor Maukš. “This is an important step in Israel-Slovakia relations and another important step in the international recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Roll stated. “The Slovakian mission will promote cultural, technological and economic cooperation for the good of both nations.”

Slovakia pledged to open a cultural office in Jerusalem in 2018, after then-US president Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel’s capital and put pressure on the international community to follow suit. US President Joe Biden has not continued the pressure, but former foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi raised the matter with Slovakian Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok, and current Foreign Minister Yair Lapid also spoke to him about it.

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