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Paraguay to open Jerusalem embassy next week

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says will open the country's new embassy to in on Tuesday, following similar steps by the and

Government says Cartes will leave for the trip on Saturday.

The decision to move the embassy to has been controversial in It comes less than two months before replaces Cartes, and the president-elect has said he wasn't consulted.

claims the entire city as its eternal capital. Palestinians want east as their future capital and were infuriated by the embassy moves.

Most countries maintain embassies in and have balked at moving them until the international legal status of the city has been resolved.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:35 IST