Nov. 3 (UPI) — The federal government of Malawi is planning to maneuver its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Malawi overseas minister Eisenower Mkaka made the announcement Tuesday with Israeli overseas minister Gabi Ashkenazi.

“This additional strengthens the relations between Israel and Malawi and I name on different nations to comply with Malawi and transfer their embassies to Jerusalem,” mentioned Ashkenazi, who mentioned Malawi is the primary African nation to make the transfer.

Mkaka mentioned Malawi’s relationship with Israel has “stood the take a look at of time” and that President Lazarus Chakwera will quickly pay a go to to Israel.

The transfer follows a number of different nations which have reassigned their embassies to Jerusalem.

The USA moved its embassy from Tel Aviv in 2018, following up on a marketing campaign promise made by President Donald Trump. Sudan adopted final month amid normalizing relations with Israel.