FM Libermann attends news conference during Vienna Congress (Photo: Reuters)
On Monday, 23 January 2012, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman met in Vienna with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier to discuss Israel's role as an OSCE partner state and concrete areas for cooperation. Zannier said that Israel could contribute expertise in the fight against terrorism and smuggling to effectively combat these transnational threats, of which the OSCE is very aware.
On Tuesday, 24 January, Foreign Minister Liberman appeared as a keynote speaker at Austria's largest business and convention forum - com.sult 2012 - which focused on "Challenges of Leadership in Europe," presenting the case of Israel as one of the countries bordering on Europe which has adopted an economically successful and independent path. Add a comment
Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov, signed this morning, Thursday, together with French counterpart, Minister of Tourism Frederick Lefevre (Frederic Lefebvre), a new tourism agreement between the countries next to replace the previous agreement of 1989. At the signing ceremony was also attended by Israeli Ambassador to France, Yossi Gal.
The agreement aims to upgrade the bilateral cooperation, including encouraging their mutual tourism, exchanges of experts, creating anchors French investors pull Israeli hotel industry, exchange of knowledge on professional training and development of quality standards of tourism services.