Portugal is a member of the UN Security Council and FM Liberman is scheduled to discuss with his hosts the Iranian issue and the Palestinian initiatives in the UN.

 FM Liberman visits the United Kingdom and Portugal

 

Israel FM Liberman is welcomed by his Portuguese counterpart Luis Amado before a meeting in Lisbon (Photo: Reuters)

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman left this afternoon (January 21) for a visit to Britain and Portugal. In London, FM Liberman will meet with British Foreign Minister William Hague, National Security Adviser Peter Ricketts, members of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, and heads of the Jewish community in Britain, among others.

Among other things, FM Liberman will discuss the universal jurisdiction law with his hosts and will ask them to accelerate the legislation process on the matter in order to prevent a recurrence of cases in which Israeli officials are under threat of arrest due to abuse of the law by hostile organizations.

On Tuesday (January 25) Foreign Minister Liberman will arrive in Portugal.

In Lisbon, he will meet with Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado, Speaker of Parliament Jaime Gama, chairman of the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Jose Rivero, leader of the CDD-PP party, Paulo Portas, the Israel – Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Association, and heads of the Jewish community of Portugal, among others.

Portugal is a member of the UN Security Council and FM Liberman is scheduled to discuss with his hosts, among other things, the Iranian issue and the Palestinian initiatives in the UN, and to tell them that unilateral initiatives by the Palestinians will not bring about a resolution to the conflict but, rather, will exacerbate it.