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Honduras reportedly in talks with Israel to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

In return, Honduras has asked the Jewish state to upgrade its consulate in Tegucigalpa to an embassy, as well as work together on issues like cyber security, water management and crime prevention.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in Jerusalem on Oct. 29, 2015. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in Jerusalem on Oct. 29, 2015. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Honduras has been in discussions with Israel to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a report from Honduran news outlet Prensa Libre.

“There is a negotiation, discussions with the Honduran authorities, and for the moment no decision has been made,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahson told the publication.

Reportedly, in return for relocating its embassy, Honduras has asked Israel to upgrade its consulate in Tegucigalpa to an embassy, in addition to work together on issues such as cyber security, water management and crime prevention.

Currently, the United States and Guatemala have their embassies in Jerusalem. Paraguay relocated its embassy to the Israeli capital in May, only to move it back to Tel Aviv after President Mario Abdo Benítez reversed his predecessor’s decision in September.

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