US opens embassy in Jerusalem: Which countries attended? | Israel News



Correction: 15/05/2018: An earlier model of this text said that diplomats from Nigeria and Thailand attended the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. This was incorrect, as is now mirrored beneath.

The US has formally opened its embassy in Jerusalem amid lethal protests within the Gaza Strip.

The transfer on Monday adopted a December 2017 resolution by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the US mission there from Tel Aviv.

Trump’s controversial declaration was broadly condemned by the worldwide neighborhood, with the United Nations Common Meeting rejecting by an enormous majority the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Most international locations say the standing of Jerusalem – a sacred metropolis to Jews, Muslims and Christians – ought to be decided in a last peace settlement and that shifting their embassies now would pre-judge any such deal.

Israel’s overseas ministry stated all 86 international locations with diplomatic missions in Israel had been invited to the embassy opening, and 33 confirmed attendance. Nevertheless, the Nigerian and Thai representatives didn’t attend.


Here’s a breakdown of the international locations that attended the ceremony:

A: Albania, Angola, Austria

C: Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic

D: Dominican Republic

E: El Salvador, Ethiopia

G: Georgia, Guatemala

H: Honduras, Hungary

Okay: Kenya

M: Myanmar, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

P: Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines

R: Romania, Rwanda

S: Serbia, South Sudan

T: Tanzania

U: Ukraine

V: Vietnam

Z: Zambia

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and information companies



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