FM Liberman will discuss with his hosts bilateral issues and Israel’s relations with the European Union and also meet with Jewish community leaders.
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman is leaving today (July 4) for a visit to Latvia, Finland and Lithuania.
In Riga, Latvia, FM Liberman will meet with President Valdis Zatlers, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, Foreign Minister Aivis Ronis, Minister for Transport Kaspars Gerhards, and others. He will attend a state ceremony commemorating the Holocaust, tour Jewish heritage sites and meet with Jewish community leaders.
In Helsinki, FM Liberman will meet with President of the Republic Tarja Halonen, Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen, and will hold other meetings as well. He will meet with Jewish community leaders and visit the local synagogue.
In Vilna, FM Liberman will meet with Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, Foreign Minister Aurdonius Ažubalis, Minister of Economy Dainius Kreivys, Minister of Transport and Communications Eligijus Masiulis, Minister of Education and Science Gintaras Steponavičius, Speaker of Seimas (Parliament) Irena Degutienė, and others. He will meet with leaders of the Lithuanian Jewish community and visit the grave of the Vilna Gaon.
FM Liberman will discuss with his hosts bilateral issues and Israel’s relations with the European Union, including the upgrading of those relations, cooperation in the sciences, and other topics. He will also discuss regional issues and explain Israel’s current policy vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip.
FM Liberman will return to Israel on Friday, July 9.