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Israeli to downgrade its embassy in S. Africa into office to deal with consulate issues




(MENAFN) Israel is planning to pull out its ambassador to South Africa after Pretoria began stages to reduce its ties with Tel Aviv, Israeli radio reported yesterday.

According to the station, the Israeli embassy in South Africa will be downgraded to a representative office which would deal with consulate issues.

According to Quds Press, Israeli radio reported that that South African Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu had informed journalists in Johannesburg that plans to downgrade the South African embassy in Israel had already underway.

Sisulu emphasized, "We will not be putting up a nomination for a representative at the level of an ambassador in Israel".

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Israeli to downgrade its embassy in S. Africa into office to deal with consulate issues

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