FM Liberman is due to leave tomorrow on an official three-day visit to Romania

 FM Liberman to leave on an official visit to Romania


FM Liberman (MFA archive photo)

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime minister and minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman is due to leave tomorrow (Wednesday, 14 April 2010) on a three-day official visit to Romania.

FM Liberman will meet in Bucharest with Romanian President Traian Băsescu, Prime Minister Emil Boc, Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi, the Minister of Regional Development and Tourism Elena Udrea, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Roberta Anastase, President of the Senate Mircea Geoană and other senior Romanian officials.

FM Liberman will visit the Jewish Community Center and the Great Synagogue of Bucharest, and meet with the leaders of the local Jewish community. Minister Liberman will also visit the memorial commemorating the Holocaust of Romanian Jewry. He will also visit the Lauder-Reut Jewish school and the Habad school in Bucharest

FM Liberman stated that "A strong bond exists between Israel and Romania. Israel remembers the fact that Romania was the only Eastern Bloc country that did not sever diplomatic ties with it since they were originally established in 1948, and appreciates Romanian support for Israel’s efforts to upgrade its relationship with the European Union. The two countries cooperate closely on security and economic issues, and it is Israel’s aim to continue to expand this cooperation for the benefit of both countries."

FM Liberman is expected to return to Israel on Friday 16 April.