Moldova’s government approved the transfer of the Moldovan embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“Today we adopted the decision to relocate the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It was a long overdue commitment to support our allies,”, the country’s prime minister, Pavel Filip wrote in tweet.

The Moldovan Cabinet also adopted a decision that approves the agreement on the sale of the land for the construction of the headquarters of the US Embassy in Moldova.

Two rival Moldovan governments held simultaneous cabinet meetings and accused each other of trying to usurp power, deepening a crisis brought on by an inconclusive parliamentary election.

The leaders of the pro-European Union ACUM bloc and the Russian-backed Socialist Party agreed to form a government aimed at fighting corruption and keeping a party run by tycoon Vladimir Plahotniuc out of power.

But Plahotniuc’s Democratic Party refused to recognise the new government and insisted that Pavel Filip, the Prime minister who led the government until the election, was still in charge.