Plenary meeting held on 15 June 2010 at the Vatican Apostolic Palace

 Israel-Holy See Working Commission joint communique


Deputy FM Danny Ayalon and Monsignor Ettore Balestrero (Photo: MFA)

Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel

The meeting of the Plenary Commission took place in an atmosphere of mutual understanding. The Delegation of the Holy See was headed by Monsignor Ettore BALESTRERO, Under-Secretary for Relations with States; and the Delegation of the State of Israel was headed by Mr Daniel AYALON, M.K, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Plenary welcomed the progress accomplished by the "Working Level" Commission since the previous Plenary, and has agreed on the next steps towards conclusion of the Agreement.

The Plenary will hold its next meeting on 6 December 2010 at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The next “Working Level” meeting will take place on 27-28 July 2010.