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Minister of Foreign Affairs L. Zaorálek visited Israel

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek visited on 6 – 8 June 2015 Isreal and the Palestinian autonomous territories.

Minister Zaorálek met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu who has been leading since the formation of the new coalition in May the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They spoke about further strengthening of the strategic partnership between both countries and about their mutual interest in organizing the next meeting of the Czech –Israeli Forum later this year. One of the discussed topics was the upcoming visit of President R. Rivlin in Prague.

Together with the Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely minister Zaorálek signed the Working Holiday Agreement that must be still approved by the Parliaments of both countries and in the Czech Republic also signed by the President.
After the Agreement enters into force, young people between 18 and 30 years will be able to stay, travel and work at the territory of the other state during a period of one year

Minister Zaorálek visited Kibbutz Netiv haAtsara and hold a speech at the prestigious Security conference in Herzliya together with other distinguished guests like the former French President Nicholas Sarkozy, former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar and the economist Nouriel Roubini.

Czech Foreign Minister met with Israeli opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog, with whom he discussed the situation in Israel after March elections.

He visited also the Palestinian autonomous territories. In Ramallah, he met with his counterpart Riyad al-Maliki and was the first Czech government official who visited the Gaza Strip.


Ministr Zaorálek v Izraeli