Prime Minister of Lithuania: Will consider moving embassy to Jerusalem

"This will signal to the United States that we are friends not only in words,” Saulius Skvernelis said. “It will also strengthen ties with Israel.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 20, 2019 05:50
Prime Minister of Lithuania: Will consider moving embassy to Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) with Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas in Vilnius. . (photo credit: AMOS BEN-GERSHOM/GPO)

 
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Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said Wednesday that if he wins the upcoming presidential election he will consider transferring his country's embassy to Jerusalem.

"This will signal to the United States that we are friends not only in words,” Skvernelis said. “It will also strengthen ties with Israel.”
Skvernelis comments were reported by the Israeli media.


In his remarks, he reiterated that he was speaking as a candidate for president rather than as prime minister.


Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Lithuania on May 12.


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