According to reports in Israeli media on Friday, Suriname has stated that it has reversed its decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem.
Channel 12 in Israel reports that President Chan Santokhi of Suriname explained the decision by saying that there are insufficient funds to construct an embassy.
Suriname is a country in South America that does not yet have an embassy in Israel. However, last month, Suriname’s Foreign Minister Albert Camdin visited Israel and met with his Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid. During their meeting, Yair Lapid announced that Suriname will soon open its embassy in Jerusalem.
Honduras, Guatemala, Kosovo, and the United States are the only countries who have relocated their embassies to Jerusalem yet, despite the fact that numerous other nations have voiced their opposition to these moves.
Jerusalem continues to be at the center of the decades-long conflict that has been raging in the Middle East. Palestinians continue to believe that East Jerusalem, which has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967, should serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.