Dragnea, the president of the Social-Democrat Party and the head of the lower house of parliament, said late Thursday that the government had adopted a resolution to start the process of moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
He pointed out that Romania still supports a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, supports UN Security Council Resolutions on the issue and that its stance remains unchanged. This "has huge symbolic value for a state that has a tremendous influence in the world, with over 500,000 Romanians living in it, and is deeply valued by the U.S. administration", Dragnea added. "Moving the Embassy may and I believe would bring great benefits in the short, medium and long run, and we must use this huge opportunit", he said.
Such a decision could be made "after a deep analysis which takes into consideration all the foreign policy consequences and implications", Iohannis is quoted as saying.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has not officially confirmed the news. He also said that preferential treatment would be given to the first ten nations that move their embassies.
U.S. President Donald Trump in December recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, infuriating Washington's Arab allies and dismaying Palestinians.
According to the media, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed in a speech to diplomats at the President's Residence in Jerusalem Thursday that more countries were on the way.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state.