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​President of the Government receives President of Israel

Moncloa Palace, Madrid, Tuesday 7 November 2017


Pool Moncloa/ Marcos Martín

1. Images of the meeting between the President of the Government and the President of the State of Israel

Moncloa Palace, Madrid - 07/11/2017

The President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, received the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, at Moncloa Palace, within the framework of the State visit he is making to Spain. During the meeting, the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to stepping up bilateral relations and tackled regional affairs.

The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, and the President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, reviewed the situation in their two countries. President Rivlin reiterated his message in support of the unity of Spain.

On another note, they satisfactorily addressed growth and the diversification of economic-trade, technology, tourism, education, scientific and cultural exchanges over the last 30 years of diplomatic relations, as well as their shared will to step these up in the future.

They also looked at the regional situation and current European challenges, among others, collaboration in the fight against terrorism.

Lastly, they referred to the initiatives on interreligious dialogue and underlined the tremendous importance of the Sephardic legacy in both countries.

At the end of the meeting, they proceeded to sign the Education, Science, Culture, Youth and Sports Cooperation Programme 2017-2020.

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