FM Liberman will meet in Rome with Israel’s ambassadors in Europe to discuss the diplomatic situation.
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman left (23 June) for Rome and the Republic of Malta.
In Rome, FM Liberman will meet with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini. The two will discuss bilateral and regional issues, including the situation in the Gaza Strip and the negotiations with the Palestinians. The two foreign ministers will sign a cooperation agreement for aid to third-party states. FM Liberman will meet in Rome with Israel’s ambassadors in Europe to discuss the diplomatic situation and Israel’s position vis-à-vis the provocations of radical Islamic elements and their attempts to turn public opinion in Europe against Israel.
In Malta, FM Liberman will meet with President George Abela, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi, Foreign Minister Tonio Borg, Opposition leader Joseph Muscat and others. Discussions will center on bilateral and regional issues.
Accompanying FM Liberman to Malta will be Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov. The ministers will be discussing with their hosts ways to boost tourism and economic ties between the two states. Direct flights between Malta and Israel have been added recently and Minister Misezhnikov will discuss with his Maltese counterpart, Mario De Marco, ways to encourage pilgrimage trips from Malta to Israel, as well as increasing other types of tourism between the two countries. Liberman and Misezhnikov will also meet with members of the Maltese Jewish community and visit the local synagogue.