As of Thursday, Honduras has a diplomatic representation in JerusalemThe capital of the State of Israel. President Juan Orlando Hernandez He traveled to Middle east to open The Embassy Honduras in Jerusalem.
“The Honduran Embassy is officially opened in Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel! 30 years after visiting Israel for the first time, at the invitation of the Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MACHAV), we are taking this blessed historic step,” he wrote on Twitter. Honduran President.
The ceremony was attended by First Lady Ana Garcia de Hernandez, Minister of Foreign Affairs Lisandro Rosales, the new Prime Minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett, among other officials in both governments.
Hernandez described the friendship between Honduras and Israel as a “blessing for my country,” and thanked that country’s help during the flood emergency after Storms Eta and UtahAnd donate vaccines against COVID-19.
For the president, Israel is one of the main friendly countries that helped Honduras stop being the most violent country in the world. “He has given us technical assistance with security matters,” said the Honduran president. “Thank you for helping us save thousands of lives.”
Honduras is the fourth country in the world to open an embassy in Jerusalem, ahead of the United States, Guatemala and Kosovo.
Before the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem, Juan Orlando Hernandez a meeting with the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin.
“For us Hondurans, it is very important that this alliance be lasting and we believe we have many similarities, and when I first came to Israel in 1991, it was a life-changing experience, because I saw a people struggling to grow against adversity on different fronts of life,” The chief said Hernandez.
“I think it is appropriate, President Reuven RivlinHernandez said the people of Israel understand that there is a Christian people in Honduras and that this decision for us is very important spiritually.”
For his part, President Reuven Rivlin said that Honduras “tells the whole world that Jerusalem is the city of God.”