At the meeting, FM Liberman announced his decision to open a consulate in Munich next year and invited FM Westerwelle to visit Israel

 FM Liberman and German FM Westerwelle meet in Berlin

 

FM Liberman meets with German FM Westerwelle in Berlin (Photo: MFA)

Communicated by Foreign Minister’s Bureau

FM Avigdor Liberman met yesterday (13 October) in Berlin with the German foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle. At the meeting, which lasted for two-and-a-half hours, Liberman announced his decision to open a consulate in Munich next year. The two ministers also agreed to set up working groups to broaden cooperation between the states, with an emphasis on the younger generation.

Liberman invited Westerwelle to visit Israel, and the German foreign minister replied that he would come to Israel soon.

The ministers also talked about regional topics and about the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. FM Liberman said that the Israeli people wants peace, Netanyahu’s government has already made many gestures to facilitate the negotiations, and that Israel is prepared to continue the negotiations immediately, without any preconditions. However, the other side must also show good will.