The visit will be in the framework of the Israeli-Czech inter-governmental consultations.

 PM Netanyahu to visit the Czech Republic


PM Netanyahu with Czech PM Necas in Prague (Photo: Government of the Czech Republic)

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will on Thursday, 17 May 2012, hold a one-day working visit to the Czech Republic (Prague). The visit will be in the framework of the Israeli-Czech inter-governmental consultations, the first meeting having been held in September of last year in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with his Czech counterpart Petr Necas, and with Czech President Vaclav Klaus, and will visit the synagogue and Jewish cemetery in Prague. Government ministers will meet with their Czech counterparts; a joint meeting of the two governments will be held following the meetings. Prime Ministers Netanyahu and Necas will sign a joint declaration emphasizing the two countries’ historic partnership, strong mutual support and the aspiration to further strengthen the close relations between the Czech and Jewish peoples, which are based on a 1,000-year-old bond.

Among the agreements to be signed during the visit are: enhancing foreign affairs and security cooperation, advancing bilateral trade and tourism, and advancing cooperation in public security, the war on terrorism, home front defense and emergency assistance. Cooperation agreements will also be signed in the fields of transportation, social welfare, construction, culture and education, including increasing bilateral youth exchanges, investment in higher education and Holocaust education via teacher training at Yad Vashem.