JERUSALEM, IsraelPrime Minister Netanyahu met with the Foreign Minister of Malawi on Thursday after the African country promised to open an embassy in Jerusalem by the following summer.

Malawi Foreign Minister Eisenhower Mkaka declared on Tuesday during a visit to Israel that his country is resolved to opening a “completely fledged Embassy in Jerusalem.”

“This significant assertion vouches for the depth of relations among Israel and Malawi and will prompt their continued strengthening of the cordial relations between the two countries,” the joint assertion given by the two countries read.

“This is an extraordinary day in view of your decision to move your embassy to Jerusalem, which is our eternal capital from the time of King David,” Netanyahu told Mkaka during their gathering on Thursday. “We welcome you as a friend. We welcome Malawi as a friend. We’ve always had magnificent relations and they will be even better.”

Netanyahu said Israel tries to strengthen ties between Malawi and Israel in agriculture, health, cybersecurity, and “every area” that “lends itself to cooperation.”

The gathering denoted Mkaka’s first visit to Jerusalem and comes after Malawi‘s president said in August that he intends to open a diplomatic office in the holy city.

Malawi is a majority Christian African country and as of now has no embassy in Jerusalem. President Lazarus Chakwera, a fervent, has said Malawi will go through a progression of changes under his administration. He took office in July.

“The changes will likewise incorporate an audit of our diplomatic presence, remembering our purpose to have new diplomatic missions for Lagos, Nigeria, and Jerusalem, Israel. I will be sharing more insights concerning this soon,” he pronounced.

On the off chance that Malawi follows through on its arrangements, it will end up being the primary African nation to open an embassy in Jerusalem, and the third country after the United States and Guatemala to do as such.