JERUSALEM – The Palestinian envoy to Romania has been recalled in apparent protest for Romania's support of the US relocating its embassy to Jerusalem.
Romanian news agency Agerpres reported that the ambassador, Fuad Kokaly, would leave Romania Wednesday for "consultations" with Palestinian authorities.
Romania was one of four countries that recently blocked a European Union statement criticizing the US for moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem on Monday. Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary also blocked the statement.
Kokaly recently criticized a Romanian government plan to relocate the country's embassy to Jerusalem, saying it would endanger the national security of Romanian citizens and violate UN Security Council resolutions.