Officials in Port Moresby announced on Monday that Papua New Guinea will shortly open an embassy in Jerusalem. James Marape, the prime minister and foreign minister of Papua New Guinea, will travel to Israel on business on September 5 to commemorate the opening of the embassy.
The interest of PNG in establishing an embassy in Jerusalem was originally communicated to Eli Cohen by then-PNG Foreign Minister Justin Tkatchenko in February.
The information comes after Sierra Leone revealed on Friday that it would likewise establish an embassy in Jerusalem. By the end of 2023, Paraguay is scheduled to establish an embassy in Jerusalem.
The only nations with embassies in Jerusalem at the moment are the US, Guatemala, Honduras, and Kosovo.
The majority of nations, with which Israel maintains diplomatic ties, still have embassies in the Tel Aviv Region, though some also have lower-level consulates, trade offices, and other operations there.
Even though there is no official recognition, foreign heads of state and diplomats frequently meet Israeli leaders in Jerusalem in the Knesset, the President’s Residence, and the Prime Minister’s Office.