The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the State of Israel and the Holy See met to continue negotiations on the "economic agreement."

(The following is an agreed press communique)

The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the State of Israel and the Holy See met Wednesday  morning (13 December 2006) at the Foreign Ministry to continue negotiations on the "economic agreement" concerning fiscal and property matters.

The delegations met in an atmosphere of great cordiality, made progress, and renewed their shared determination to speed up their work in order to conclude the agreement as soon as possible. They agreed to meet again on 29 January 2007.