Serbia, Kosovo normalize diplomatic ties, set to open embassies in Jerusalem
Israel and Kosovo have concluded plan to open embassies in Jerusalem.
While disclosing this on Friday September 4, 2020, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Kosovo, along with Serbia has concluded plan to open their embassies in the country.
Netanyahu’s statement came shortly after US President Donald Trump made a similar announcement in Washington, where he met with leaders of Serbia and Kosovo as they agreed to normalize economic ties between them.
“Kosovo will be the first country with a Muslim majority to open an embassy in Jerusalem,” Netanyahu said.
“As I’ve said in recent days – the circle of peace and recognition of Israel is expanding and more countries are expected to join,” he added.
Only two countries – the United States and Guatemala – have already opened embassies in Jerusalem. Palestinians have opposed such moves.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest obstacles to forging a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates last month agreed to normalize diplomatic ties in an accord Trump helped broker.