Premier of Romania on a two-day visit to Israel

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Meron read parts of a letter in which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked to Zeman for his continuous support for the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

According to the Czech Foreign Ministry, "The Czech Republic has decided, as a first step, to open an honorary consulate (led by Honorary Consul Mr. Dan Propper) in May and a new Czech Centre by the end of this year", both in Jerusalem. After that, Honduras will move its embassy, becoming the third country to do so. The first is the honorary consulate opening, followed by the relocation of many institutions, including the Czech tourism and trade centers.

Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Trump to attend the embassy's opening ceremony, but the USA president apologized for other commitments on the White House agenda.

The President made a statement concerning his intention to do so during a festive celebration to celebrate Israel's 70th anniversary, which was attended by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely. This is the time [to do it] - said Zeman.

But it also said the Czech Republic "fully respects" the common position of the European Union that Jerusalem must be the joint capital of Israel and a future Palestinian state.

Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila was in Israel for a two-day visit Wednesday, as a political row brews at home over the possible transfer of Romania s embassy to Jerusalem.

The Prague Castle is the seat of Czech presidents.

Dancila's official visit takes place a short while after the country's government "adopted a memorandum", romania-insider.com reads, in order to start the procedure for moving Romania's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

He also criticized objections to the idea from European nations, calling them "cowards".

Trump's son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner was originally put in charge of helping to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, but has been met with adversity in recent months as he has faced scrutiny for his activity during Trump's inaugural transition period as well as questions over his security clearance.

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