According to international media reports, the Israeli Foreign Minister has inaugurated a new Israeli embassy in the capital city of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.
This embassy is located in an area very close to the Iranian border. The surrounding areas of Ashgabat are connected to the Iranian border.
Israel’s new embassy is 17 kilometers away from Iran, which is approximately an 8-minute distance.
This is the first visit by any Israeli foreign minister to such a country in three decades, which is counted among the most closed countries in the world.
In 1994, Israel appointed Shimon Peres as an ambassador, but he worked in hotels and temporary offices.