Congo to Move Embassy to Yerushalayim From Tel Aviv

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo will move its Israel embassy to Yerushalayim from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Friday.

Netanyahu, who met Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi during the U.N. General Assembly, announced in a statement that Israel would also be opening an embassy in Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo.

Only a handful of countries have their embassies in Yerushalayim, with most others maintaining their diplomatic representation in the coastal city of Tel Aviv, Israel’s main economic hub.

Israel considers Yerushalayim its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there.

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