Nov. 3 (UPI) — The federal government of Malawi is planning to open an embassy in Israel in 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 international locations to observe Malawi and transfer their embassies to Jerusalem,” stated Ashkenazi, who stated Malawi is the primary African nation to make such a plan.

Mkaka stated Malawi’s relationship with Israel has “stood the check 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.

America moved its embassy from Tel Aviv in 2018, following up on a marketing campaign promise made by President Donald Trump.