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President Peres Blessing Queen Elizabeth

Jerusalem, May 31, 2012

 

 


















H.E MR. JACEK CHODOROWICZ  :POLIN
H.E MR. BOLAT NURGALIYEV   : KAZAKHSTAN
H.E MR. MIGUEL DE ALMEIDA E SOUSA  : PORTUGAL
H.E MRS. MALLE TALVET-MUSTONEN: ESTONIA
H.E MR. BENEDIKT ASGEIRSSON  : ICELAND



New Ambassadors from Poland, Portugal, Estonia, Kazakhstan, and Iceland have presented letters of credence to the president.
The 5 new ambassadors thanked the president for the privilege of serving Israel and having the opportunity to contribute to the strengthening of strategic ties between the countries.
The president wished the new ambassadors success and said: "Israel is a friendly country and you will no doubt feel at home. I am certain that you will contribute very highly in the expansion of cooperation, friendship and ties between Israel and your respective countries."

photo : Mark Neuman
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Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 60 years ago, Japan and Israel have steadily developed their bilateral relationship.Israel and Japan are today (Tuesday, May 15, 2012) marking the 60th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations. The year will be marked in both Israel and Japan by a series of special events in various fields, including cultural events, academic meetings, and visits by senior officials. On May 21, the Israeli embassy in Tokyo will stage a special gala concert marking the occasion, with the unique collaboration of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and leading Israeli musicians. The bilateral relationship between the two countries enjoys stability and constant growth: Israel and Japan hold an ongoing political dialogue on issues that head the political and international agendas of the two countries; economic ties are in a state of positive growth (bilateral trade totaled $ 3.3 billion in 2011); scientific and technological ties are strengthening, as is the cultural relationship.


FM Liberman and Secretary Napolitano signed a letter of intent that will expedite clearance for Israeli citizens who frequently visit the United States.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman met in Jerusalem on Sunday, May 20, 2012 with US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. After the meeting, Liberman and Napolitano signed a letter of intent regarding Israel's entry into the US Global Entry program, that will expedite clearance for Israeli citizens who frequently visit the United States. In return, Israel will set up a special procedure to expedite clearance for frequent American visitors upon arrival in Israel.Following her meeting with Liberman, Secretary Napolitano met with President Shimon Peres.
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Israel and the United Nations are cooperating on development, a central topic on the international agenda.

On 14 May 2012, Israel and the UN signed a special agreement - Memorandum of Understanding between Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAV) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) - to increase cooperation in food security, water management, women empowerment and industrial development in developing countries. For Israel, this is an additional step in creating international partnerships in the area of development, demonstrating recognition and appreciation of Israel's abilities and contributions to the world.The signing ceremony took place in the presence of the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Rafael Barak. Signing on behalf of the UN was the Director General of UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Dr. Kandeh Yumkella. The head of MASHAV (Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation), MFA Deputy Director General Daniel Carmon, signed the agreement on behalf of Israel.