The new embassies of El Salvador, Malta, Costa Rica, Ecuador today (Thursday) submitted their credentials to President Yitzhak Herzog, beginning their role as their embassy in Israel, in a number of official ceremonies at the President’s House. For the first time at the President’s House, their credentials were presented at a women-only ceremony. Upon the arrival of the embassy, the national anthem was played by the police orchestra, and then the embassy surveyed the honor guard."to me. After the submission of the charter, each ambassador held a working meeting with the President of the State and then signed the Guest Book of the President’s House. At the end of each ceremony, “Hope” was played.
The first to present her credentials to the president was El Salvador’s ambassador, Susanna Gan de Hanson, who returned on her second mission as El Salvador’s ambassador to Israel. The president and ambassador discussed El Salvador’s president’s plan to establish a “volcanic-powered” Bitcoin city, as well as the developing country’s economy.
The second ambassador who presented her charter to the President was the Ambassador of Malta, Cecilia Ettard Piruta, who also returned on her second mission as Malta’s Ambassador to Israel. The President and the Embassy discussed common regional issues related to the Mediterranean Basin and opportunities to strengthen political, economic and interpersonal ties between Israel and Malta, with the aim of improving relations on both the bilateral and multilateral levels. In addition, they talked about opportunities to strengthen tourism between the countries, and the president noted that thanks to the direct flights on the Tel Aviv-Malta route, many Israelis fell in love with her country.
The third ambassador to award her charter was Costa Rica Ambassador Rita Maria Hernandez Bolognese. The President welcomed her and said: “Costa Rica is a country very much loved by Israelis, it has been a member of Israel since its inception, and we will always remember and cherish its support.” .
Ecuadorian Ambassador Helen Sophie Deller Klein was the fourth ambassador to present her charter. The President and the Ambassador discussed the common desire of the countries to establish a closer relationship, with an emphasis on technology and agriculture. The ambassador proudly stated that she is Ecuador’s first Jewish ambassador to the State of Israel, and told the president the amazing story of her family’s escape from Europe to Latin America. The president and ambassador discussed the unique natural fabric of Ecuador, and the president noted that many Israeli tourists would love to travel there.
The fifth ambassador to present her charter to the president was the nomadic (non-resident) Ambassador of Nauru, Margo Diya, who also serves as Nauru’s ambassador to the United Nations. The president expressed his concerns about the effects of climate change on island nations in the Pacific, and discussed with the ambassador Nauru’s efforts to deal with rising sea levels. The President noted the rapid recognition of Nauru in Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, immediately after the recognition of the United States"B and the two discussed Israel’s joint work and enlightened at the Center for International Cooperation in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.