Malawi to build embassy in Jerusalem; Russian vaccine order: Israel Update
November 6, 2020
Malawi plans to open an embassy in Jerusalem, making it the first African state to say it would do so. Malawian Foreign Minister Eisenhower Mkaka made the announcement on Tuesday, during a visit to Israel. The United States and Guatemala are the only countries that have embassies in Jerusalem, although several nations have indicated they would open one, including Brazil, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Honduras, Moldova, Romania, and the Czech Republic. Since its founding in 1964, Malawi is one of the few African states with which Israel has had continuous diplomatic relations. Several African countries had previously opened embassies to Israel in Jerusalem, but closed them following the 1973 Yom Kippur war.