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Incoming Guatemalan president to keep Israeli embassy in Jerusalem


FILE PHOTO: Guatemala’s President-elect Alejandro Giammattei arrives at a rehearsal for his inauguration at the Teatro Nacional in Guatemala City, Guatemala January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Incoming Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei will keep his country’s embassy in Israel in the city of Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, confirming the move made by his predecessor following pressure by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Giammattei, a conservative former surgeon and ex-prison chief, will be sworn in later in the day.

Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Editing by Drazen Jorgic



via Reuters