ASUNCION, Paraguay – Paraguay's Foreign Ministry is confirming that the country will shift its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following the U.S. and Guatemala.
It says President Horacio Cartes ordered the move, but didn't specify a date on Wednesday.
Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said earlier this week that Cartes will attend the opening ceremony, which he said would occur by the end of May. Paraguay didn't confirm Cartes' trip.
The U.S officially opens its embassy in Jerusalem on May 14 followed two days later by Guatemala.
President Donald Trump overturned decades of U.S. policy last year by announcing the Jerusalem move.
Israel claims the entire city as its eternal capital. Palestinians want east Jerusalem as their future capital and were infuriated by the declaration.
Most countries maintain embassies in Tel Aviv.