Ivanka trump and Steve Mnuchin opened the sign on the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Ivanka trump and Steve Mnuchin opened the sign on the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

The President of the United States for the ceremony arrived.

TEL AVIV, may 14. /TASS/. The daughter and the assistant to the President Ivanka trump and Minister of Finance of the United States Steven Mnuchin removed on Monday the veil from the plaque at the new Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening ceremony of the U.S. Embassy translates currently, the office of the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in Facebook.

On the Israeli side, the ceremony was attended by the leadership of the country in full: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, speaker of Knesset (Parliament) Yuli Edelstein. The U.S. delegation is headed by first Deputy Secretary John Sullivan.

The decision to move the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem received 6 December last year, the head of the White house Donald trump right after the same day it announced the recognition by Washington of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The trump at a ceremony in Jerusalem has not arrived.

Secretary Mnuchin and Ivanka Trump unveil a plaque during ceremony US Embassy.

“We welcome you officially, and for the first time, to the embassy of the United States here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.” – @IvankaTrump pic.twitter.com/lwUCs38Gpd

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In February 2018, the state Department reported that, initially, may 14, the American Ambassador and a small group of its employees will begin work in the recently built new building of the U.S. Consulate General in the heart of Arnona on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Full translation of the Embassy associated with the construction of a new permanent building of the diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, which is planned to be implemented in stages over the next years.

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