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Equatorial Guinea to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

The West African state is the second on the continent to announce plans to open an embassy in the holy city, and the first country anywhere to do so since US President Joe Biden took office.

Equatorial Guinea will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Israeli government said Friday. The West African state is following the United States and other countries in Africa, Europe and Latin America in basing its diplomatic representation to Israel in the disputed city.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo by phone Friday. Obiang said on the call that Equatorial Guinea will move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Israeli prime minister’s office said on Twitter.

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