Netanyahu Welcomes Romania’s Stand on Yerushalayim Embassy

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has thanked his visiting counterpart from Romania for her government’s stand on possibly moving Romania’s embassy to Yerushalayim.

PM Netanyahu met Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, who is on a two-day visit. PM Netanyahu’s statement on Wednesday welcomed the “Romanian government’s approval of a draft decision on initiating the transfer of the Romanian Embassy to Jerusalem.”

Earlier this month, Liviu Dragnea of the Social Democratic Party, which effectively runs Romania’s government, said Bucharest is ready to follow the U.S. and move its embassy to Yerushalayim.

But Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, who is in charge of foreign policy, later downplayed the announcement.