Foreign Ministers of Spain and the Netherlands to visit Israel

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Minister Jimenez’s visit will mark 25 years to the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Spain. It is Minister Rosenthal's first trip to the country since assuming office.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Ms. Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera will visit Israel (7-9 February 2011). This will be Minister Jimenez’s first visit to the region since entering office two months ago.

Minister Jiménez's visit will mark 25 years to the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Spain. As part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations, the President of Israel Mr. Shimon Peres will visit Spain (21-25 February 2011). In addition to commemorating the establishment of relations, the visit is designed to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries, including in the political, economic, cultural and scientific spheres.

During her visit, Minister Jiménez will meet with President Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Education Gideon Sa'ar, as well as the leader of the opposition, MK Tzipi Livni. Minister Jimenez will also visit Yad Veshem, Israel’s Holocaust History Museum, where she will lay a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Mr. Uriel Rosenthal, will visit Israel (7-9 February) in his first trip to the country since assuming office.

FM Rosenthal's visit is taking place as part of the ongoing dialogue between the two states, which have traditionally enjoyed excellent relations. In his meetings, opportunities for advancing and expanding relations will be discussed.

FM Rosenthal will meet with President of Israel Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and the leader of the opposition MK Tzipi Livni. During his visit, the Foreign Minister will address the Eleventh Annual Herzliya Conference and will lay at wreath in the Hall of Remembrance during his visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust History Museum.