Honduras moves its Israel embassy to Jerusalem
The central American nation has already opened a commercial office in Jerusalem, breaking a decades-long policy of neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales were welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, at a reception in an office building in a technology park in southern Jerusalem.
"I sincerely wish that the next president of Honduras, no matter what party he is from, maintains this decision. I will fight for this."
"This is the proof of friendship," Bennett said.
Prior to the ceremony, the foreign ministers signed memorandums of understanding on cooperation in agriculture, water, health, education and innovation, Bennett's office said.
The country has the second largest Palestinian community in Latin America, after Chile.
The status of the city remains one of the biggest flashpoints in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Palestinians claim Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, and most countries have kept their embassies in Tel Aviv.