Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon and Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Peter Kent lead an extended bilateral meeting between Israel and Canada today in Jerusalem.

 Extended bilateral meeting between Israel and Canada held in Jerusalem

 

DFM Ayalon with Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Peter Kent in Jerusalem (Photo: MFA)

(Communicated by the Deputy Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Today, (Wednesday, 1 September), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon and Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Peter Kent led an extended bilateral meeting between Israel and Canada. The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the meeting in Jerusalem with the participation of senior Israeli and Canadian representatives.

The meetings provided an opportunity for comprehensive discussions on a range of regional and international issues, including Iran’s role in Latin America. The delegations discussed means of enhancing cooperation and dialogue between Israel and Canada with respect to the Americas. This included mechanisms for expanding multilateral cooperation in various fields, including development assistance through the Organization of American States.

The extended bilateral meeting demonstrates the closeness in relations between Canada and Israel dealing with issues of mutual concern.

During the dialogue, the Deputy Foreign Minister condemned the savage attacks last night that resulted in the death of four Israeli citizens. "This vicious and cold-blooded attack underscores the importance of a security dialogue like this with our friends and allies," Ayalon said. "After the attacks on Israel in recent weeks, the Iranian regime has proven once again the threat that it poses to global peace and security through its proxies like Hamas."

This meeting was part of a series of ongoing extended bilateral meetings between the Israeli and Canadian Foreign Ministries this year that deal with matters on the international agenda.