The Portuguese Foreign Minister, Santos Silva, said that “his country will not move its embassy to Jerusalem, except when the city is the capital of both the State of Israel and the State of Palestine.”
Silva indicated to the Israeli newspaper “Jerusalem Post”, that “Portugal has no plans to follow the United States on this issue,” indicating that his country will consider this step, on “the day when it can open two embassies in Jerusalem, the Portuguese embassy in Israel and the Portuguese embassy.” In Palestine”.
And about whether he considered the place in which he sat was part of Israel, as he was in the “King David” Hotel in Jerusalem, located in the western part of the city, the Portuguese Foreign Minister said: “I think it is a matter of fact.”
While he commented on whether he considers Jerusalem the capital of Israel, saying: “You know that the Portuguese embassy is in Tel Aviv.”
Source: The Jerusalem Post