Monday, 27 Jan 2020 - 1 of Shevat, 5780

Georgia will open cultural center in Jerusalem

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Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely also praised the decision, saying that “more and more countries are joining the historic process that began with the US, and are recognizing the historic connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem.”

JERUSALEM—Georgia is to open a cultural center in Jerusalem, the Israeli embassy in Tbilissi said.

A spokesperson for the Georgian Embassy in Israel said it has not been decided yet when or where the center will open.

Georgia will become the eighth country to do so.

“We welcome the center’s opening,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Office.

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely also praised the decision, saying that “more and more countries are joining the historic process that began with the US, and are recognizing the historic connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem.”

She added that, “as a daughter of immigrants who came to Israel from Georgia, I am proud of this move and hope it will be completed with the [Georgian] embassy moving to Jerusalem.”

Less than two weeks ago, Brazil opened a trade office in Jerusalem. The United States and Guatemala have their embassies in Jerusalem, and Honduras is expected to follow suit in the coming weeks.

Honduras, Hungary, Australia, Brazil and the Czech Republic have trade offices in the Jerusalem, and Slovakia and Ukraine are also expected to open similar offices

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