| Israeli-British-Palestinian Cooperation in Medical Training|
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
Today (January 14), the Director General of the Israel Foreign Ministry, Mr. Eytan Bentsur, hosted the British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Derek Fatchett. The European Union Middle East Envoy Miguel Moratinos was also present at the meeting.
In their discussions, the Director General briefed his guests on the Middle East negotiations, stressing Israel’s commitment to the peace process on the basis of reciprocity.
A special session was held to discuss the issue of development aid for the Palestinian economy, in which the European side stressed its interest in practical cooperation programs.
It was decided that the Department for International Cooperation of the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem (MASHAV) and the British Government would together finance a joint Medical Manpower Training project for the Ramallah hospital, which will be carried out at Israel’s Hadassah Medical Center. The project will provide solutions for critical training needs.
The parties expressed their hope that the project will contribute to the strengthening of cooperation between the medical services of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.