First visit of an Israeli foreign minister to Albania in 17 years.

 FM Liberman visits Croatia, Albania and Austria


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Communicated by Foreign Minister’s Office

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman will leave on Sunday, 26 June, for a visit to Croatia, Albania and Austria. This is the first visit to Albania of an Israeli foreign minister in seventeen years.

In Zagreb, FM Liberman will meet with Croatian senior officials: President Iwo Josipovic, Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor, Foreign Minister Gordan Jandrokovic, Speaker of Parliament Luka Bebić, Opposition leader and President of the Social Democratic Party, Zoran Milanović, and others.

In Tirana, Liberman will meet with Albanian President Bamir Topi, Prime Minister Sali Berisha, Foreign Minister Edmond Haxhinasto, Speaker of Parliament Jozefina Topalli, and other officials.

During his visit in Albania, FM Lilberman will host a reception in honor of Israel’s Independence Day, in the presence of PM Berisha. Liberman will also attend the opening of an exhibition by the artist Rachel Navon and a performance by opera singer Sivan Rotem, also in honor of Israeli independence.

FM Liberman and PM Berisha will open a meeting of the Israel-Albania economic forum. Liberman will be accompanied on his Albanian visit by a delegation of businesspersons representing 16 Israeli companies interested in encouraging trade between the two countries.

In Vienna, FM Liberman will meet with Austria’s foreign minister, Michael Spindelegger.