The MFA, in collaboration with the Knesset, is hosting a unique five-day seminar in Jerusalem, with the participation of 22 senior delegates from Latin American countries.



(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Latin American Division of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Knesset, will hold a unique five-day seminar starting Sunday, 8 July 2007.

All of the 22 participants attending the seminar are either MPs or senators of Latin American countries. The aim of the seminar is to allow the participants direct exposure to Israeli reality, to Israel’s policy positions and to relevant regional issues.

This is the third time this seminar, a major project of the MFA’s Latin American Division, is being held. This seminar is based of the success of the two previous seminars, held in 2003 and 2005, in which almost 50 delegates participated.

Among the participants to the current seminar are the chairman of the Uruguayan parliament, the presidents of the Brazillian and Mexican foreign committees, heads of ruling and opposition parties, and presidential nominees. Previous experience has shown that response to these seminars is extremely positive, and that the participants return to their home countries to favorably promote Israeli positions.  

The seminar program combines three main components:

a. Lectures on Israeli, Middle Eastern and governmental topics by lecturers from academic institutions, government administration and the MFA.

b. Briefings and meetings with senior political and governmental figures, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Director-General of the MFA, the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and chairmen of various Knesset committees.

c. Study tours of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the north.