(MENAFN) Morocco ruled out plans to establish a twin city partnership with Guatemala City in protest against Guatemala's transfer of its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to the Moroccan capital's deputy mayor.
"Following Guatemala's decision to establish an embassy in Al-Quds (Jerusalem), Rabat's city council unanimously decided to suspend the examination of a twinning project with Guatemala City in solidarity with the Palestinian people," deputy mayor Lahcen El Amrani of the Islamist PJD party told Reuters.
The Rabat city council had previously planned to vote on a twinning project with Guatemala City last week. Guatemala opened an embassy in Rabat, its second in Africa, in November 2017.
Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site there, a move that infuriated Palestinians and drew international condemnation.