Sara Netanyahu to head diplomatic mission to Guatemala
Central American President Jimmy Morales's wife, Patricia, officially invited Mrs. Netanyahu to take part in a cornerstone laying ceremony at a village named 'Jerusalem'; the PM's wife is expected to announce additional Israeli aid in the fields of pediatrics and drinking water purification.
Mrs. Netanyahu and the Israeli delegation were invited to take part in a cornerstone laying ceremony for a new neighborhood in a village called "Jerusalem," which was recently built to house the victims of the Fuego volcano that erupted six months ago.
By the end of December, 42 families are expected to join the eight families that are currently residing in the village.
The improvised village was an initiative of Guatemala's Jewish community rabbi, Joseph Gramon, with help from the ZAKA organization and local organizations.
Mrs. Netanyahu is expected to announce additional Israeli aid in the fields of pediatrics and drinking water purification, a very problematic issue in Guatemala, which Patricia Morales had taken on.
Over the past few years, relations have become significantly closer between Israel and Guatemala, leading to Morales's visit to Israel, which culminated in the transfer of Guatemala's Embassy to Jerusalem in May.
The Prime Minister's Office said that Mrs. Morales invited Mrs. Netanyahu for "an historic visit, symbolizing the friendship between both countries, and strengthening their mutual commitment."