An Israel-Holland Memorandum of Understanding for bilateral economic and scientific cooperation was signed today in Jerusalem.

 FM Liberman and Dutch Minister Verhagen sign Memorandum of Understanding

 

FM Liberman and Dutch Minister Verhagen sign Memorandum of Understanding today in Jerusalem (Photo: MFA)

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs  Avigdor Liberman and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation of Holland Maxime Verhagen signed today (Wednesday 15 June 2011) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem a Memorandum of Understanding for bilateral economic and scientific cooperation.

The volume of trade between Israel and Holland has grown significantly over the past eighteen months, and ministers Liberman and Verhagen discussed methods to encourage this trend.

In their meeting, FM Liberman stated that Holland is a true friend of Israel, and thanked Minister Verhagen for Holland’s consistent support of Israel in international forums. FM Liberman added that he is pleased to note that the Dutch government is also opposed to a unilateral move by the Palestinians in the United Nations, and that Holland understands that one-sided moves by the Palestinians will only aggravate the conflict, and that European countries must clarify to the Palestinians that only by means of negotiation will they be able to promote the issue of coexistence.