They conducted negotiations pursuant to the Fundamental Agreement Article 10 paragraph 2, dealing with economic and fiscal matters. Substantive progress was made on issues of significance.

 Meeting of the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the State of Israel and the Holy See

 

DFM Ayalon with Mgr. Balestrero

Joint Communiqué

The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the State of Israel and the Holy See met today, 26 January 2012, at the Plenary level, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to carry on negotiations pursuant to the Fundamental Agreement Article 10 paragraph 2, dealing with economic and fiscal matters.

The meeting was headed by Mr. Danny Ayalon, MK, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and by Monsignor Ettore Balestrero, Under-Secretary for Relations with States.

The negotiations took place in an open, friendly and constructive atmosphere. Substantive progress was made on issues of significance.

The Parties have agreed on the next steps towards the conclusion of the Agreement and to hold the next Plenary meeting on 11 June 2012 at the Vatican.