Romanian President Klaus Iohannis arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo
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A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.Dancila was more cautious than PSD party chief Liviu Dragnea, who Thursday pre-empted any official announcement and told the Antena 3 TV channel that the decision to move the embassy had been taken.Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the first 10 embassies to relocate to Jerusalem would receive "preferential treatment".The Foreign Ministry emphasized Romania's "balanced position" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the fact that Romania recognized Palestine as a state.
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