Serbia Plans Official Governmental Office in Jerusalem – and More!
In a further step to increase cooperation between Israel and Serbia, the latter nation has announced plans to move forward with an official ‘state office’ in Israel’s capital. This article shares more…
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Israel Praises Serbian Pledge to Open ‘State Office’ in Jerusalem
Article Courtesy: Balkan Insight
The Israeli embassy in Belgrade said it was “happy” to hear that Serbia plans to open a diplomatic representative office in Jerusalem, which Israel claims as its capital.
“We are happy to hear [President Aleksandar] Vucic announcing a plan for the opening of the official Serbian state office in our capital Jerusalem. We encourage others to follow the same direction and join more countries,” the embassy’s Twitter account said.
Vucic announced the news while addressing the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Sunday evening during his US trip.
“We are going to open very soon not only an office of our Chamber of Commerce. But, together with our Chamber of Commerce, an official state office in Jerusalem with the Serbian official flag alongside our embassy in Tel Aviv. That’s our way of showing respect to the Jewish people,” Vucic said.
Vucic did not give more details about this new facility. He also told The Jerusalem Post that the country intends to buy weapons from Israel.
In March 2019, former Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila spoke at the Conference of the American-Israeli Public Policy Committee in the US and also announced that Romania would move its embassy to Jerusalem.
“As Prime Minister of Romania and the government I lead, I will move the Romanian embassy to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel,” she said.
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