New office of Czech Embassy in Tel Aviv to open in Jerusalem March 1

A new office of the Czech Embassy in Tel Aviv is due to start operations in Jerusalem from March 1, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a news release. It had previously said that the facility was mainly concerned with serving Czech citizens, rather than the creation of a new diplomatic office.

The office will be staffed by a diplomat and an administrator, with the expenses to be covered from the ministry’s regular budget. The government approved the decision to open it by the minister of foreign affairs, Tomáš Petříček, on Monday. At present the Czech Republic has an honorary consul in Jerusalem.

Author: Ian Willoughby