FM Liberman will hold discussions with senior government officials in the United States and Lithuania and with leaders of the Jewish communities in both countries. He will also address the JNF Annual Meeting.
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman will leave tomorrow (Wednesday 10 September 2014) on official visits to the United States and Lithuania. FM Liberman will begin his visit in Vilnius, where he will meet with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, with Prime Minister Algridas Butkevicius and with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius. FM Liberman will also meet with the heads of the Jewish community in Lithuania and hold other meetings.
FM Liberman will depart for the United States on Sunday (14 September 2014). He will address the Jewish National Fund National Conference in Los Angeles (Monday 15 Sept.), meet with senior officials of the Los Angeles Jewish community and will hold additional meetings.
On Wednesday 17 Sept., FM Liberman will meet with Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington D.C. and with senior members of Congress and the Senate.
FM Liberman stated that the United States and Lithuania played an important role in the backing given Israel by the international community during Operation Protective Edge, and the actions of these countries in the Security Council allowed Israel to continue operations against Hamas.
FM Liberman added that Israel welcomes the establishment of the US-led international coalition against ISIS. In his meetings in the United States and Lithuania, FM Liberman will discuss cooperation against global terrorism, the coordination of positions prior to the convening of the UN General Assembly in New York in two weeks time and other issues.