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Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Thursday welcomed Romania's announcement that it will relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"I welcome the statement of the Speaker of the Romanian Parliament announcing that Romania will begin the process of transferring the Romanian Embassy to Jerusalem. That was the spirit of our meeting last week in Bucharest, and I hope to see the Romanian embassy in Jerusalem soon," tweeted Hotovely.

Communications Minister Ayoob Kara (Likud) welcomed Romania’s announcement as well.

"I welcome the Romanian government's decision to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This is not the end of the story - in the wake of President Trump and the Americans, I believe that more and more countries will move their embassies to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel - because that is the right thing to do. There is no sweeter gift than this for the 70th anniversary of the independence of the state," the minister said.

In December, the leader of Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea, said that the country should “seriously consider” moving the Romanian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem for practical reasons.

The comments were made after the United Nations General Assembly backed a resolution criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In addition to the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem, Guatemala has also announced that it will open an embassy in Jerusalem.