Diplomatic Briefing

Your exclusive news aggregator handpicked daily!

Archive for Ivory Coast

Newsline: Ivory Coast may move its embassy to Jerusalem

Is there another embassy moving to Jerusalem – or rather, returning to Jerusalem? Without being stated specifically, the question hung in the air on Monday while President Reuven Rivlin was engaged in conversation with Ivory Coast Ambassador Vhangha Patrice Koffi, who was the first of four ambassadors to present their credentials to the president. Rivlin commented that when the Ivory Coast eventually decides to come to Jerusalem, it won’t really have to move its embassy – because it actually owns the building in Jerusalem, which it left after the 1973 Yom Kippur War when it severed relations with Israel. Relations were restored in 1986, but the Ivory Coast Embassy did not go back to its home in Jerusalem: It is currently in Ramat Gan.