Joint Communique

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel has met today, Thursday, 24 November 2005. The delegations have dealt with a number of significant issues and have brought about progress in negotiating the “comprehensive agreement” mandated by Article 10(2) of the Fundamental Agreement. The atmosphere was cordial and the delegations are looking forward to their next scheduled meetings.