Argentina President Javier Milei has revealed plans to relocate his country’s embassy to Jerusalem during his official visit to Israel. The announcement comes as Milei, a 53-year-old economist known for disrupting traditional politics, embarked on his visit to Israel, where he was warmly received by Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv.
In a statement made during his visit, Milei expressed his intention to move the embassy to West Jerusalem, marking a significant diplomatic shift. This decision, widely anticipated, garnered approval from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose office issued a statement warmly welcoming the move.
The proposed relocation of the Argentine embassy to Jerusalem signifies a strengthening of ties between Argentina and Israel. Milei’s meeting with Netanyahu, scheduled for Wednesday, is expected to focus on enhancing cooperation and collaboration between the two nations.