FM Liberman will meet with senior government officials and participate in the International Holocaust Remembrance Day "March of Life"

 FM Liberman to leave on official visit to Hungary


FM Liberman (Archive photo: Reuters)

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman will leave tomorrow (Tuesday, 26 January 2010) on an official visit to Hungary. He will meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai, Foreign Minister Peter Balazs, former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, Chairman of the Opposition Viktor Orban and other officials.

On Wednesday 27 January, FM Liberman will participate in the International Holocaust Remembrance Day "March of the Living", which is organized by the Jewish community of Budapest.

FM Liberman stated that "Hungary is an important and friendly country that has stood alongside Israel on all recent votes, on the Goldstone Report at the UN Assembly and the Human Rights Commission in Geneva and on the vote of the Swedish initiative at the European Union General Affairs and External Relations Council. The two countries enjoy a good relationship, which is also expressed in the economic and cultural relationship, and it is important to cultivate it."

The visit will take place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. FM Liberman stated that "Hungary, a country in which Adolf Eichmann was personally active, and where Hanna Senesh was executed, has special significance in the remembrance of the Holocaust – of the terrible events that took place there and of the sacrifices by the Jewish community in Eretz Yisrael (Mandatory Palestine) and its attempts to help during that time."

FM Liberman will return to Israel on Thursday 28 January.