Israel Praises Inauguration of Kostunica

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
October 8, 2000

Israel praises the inauguration of the new President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Vojislav Kostunica, and extends him its best wishes.

President Kostunica led a peaceful, democratic revolution and is therefore worthy of all commendation. Israel has closely watched President Kostunica’s leadership and the honorable conduct of the entire Serbian people.

Israel hopes that Yugoslavia will now find its proper place in the international community.

Israel will continue to enhance and expand ties between the two peoples in all areas, including culture and economics.