Liberman will discuss the positive developments in bilateral relations in recent years with his hosts.

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman is to leave no Wednesday (13 January) for a visit to Cyprus. During his stay, he will meet with President Demetris Christofias, Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Kyprianou, Minister of Communication and Public Works Nicos Nicolaides, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, President of the Parliament Marios Garoyian, Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs Averof Neofytou, President of the Opposition DI.SY. Party Nicos Anastasiades and with George Iacovou, the presidential representative for resolving the Cyprus issue.

FM Liberman’s visit is a reciprocal visit following the visit to Israel approximately six months ago of the Foreign Minister of Cyprus.

Foreign Minister Liberman will discuss the positive developments in bilateral relations in recent years with his hosts. In their meetings, the ministers will hold talks on expanding economic and trade cooperation in light of the substantial expansion of mutual trade, as well as on increasing cooperation in agricultural, desalinization, medical, cultural and academic fields.

During his visit, Mr. Liberman and Mr. Nicolaides will sign a shipping agreement, which will advance maritime trade between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Liberman will return to Israel on Thursday, 14 January.