Netanyahu to go on state visit to Latin America this week

In the first visit by a sitting Israeli prime minister, Netanyahu will visit Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, where he will meet with state leaders, sign various cooperation agreements and meet with Jewish community leaders; he will also attend memorial ceremonies for terror bombings at Israeli embassy and AMIA building; Netanyahu will be accompanied by business delegation.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will leave Sunday for an official trip Latin America in the first visit of a sitting Israeli premier in the region.

Netanyahu will be joined in his visit to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico by a delegation of Israeli businessmen from the fields of agriculture, water, communications and energy.

Members of the business delegation will hold commercial meetings with their local counterparts, while economic events will also be held in Argentina and Mexico, led by Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Argentine and Mexican heads of state.

Prime Minister Netanyahu (File photo: Moshe Milner)
Prime Minister Netanyahu (File photo: Moshe Milner)

 

Netanyahu will begin his trip in Buenos Aires, where he will meet with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. The two countries will sign a series of agreements on public security, customs and social insurance as well as an archives agreement regarding the Holocaust.

In Buenos Aires, the prime minister will attend ceremonies in Embassy Square, the site of the 1992 terror attack, along with family members of the Israeli diplomats who were killed in the bombing. He will also visit the Jewish community building (AMIA), the site of a 1994 terror attack, along with family members of those who were killed in the attack and survivors.

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes will travel to Buenos Aires to meet with Netanyahu.

From Argentina Prime Minister Netanyahu will fly to Bogota, where he will meet with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The two countries will sign several joint agreements, including an MOU in science and a tourism cooperation agreement.

From Colombia, Netanyahu will fly to Mexico City, where he will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto. The two countries will sign several agreements, including an MOU on space, an aviation agreement, a communications agreement and a MASHAV cooperation agreement.

Netanyahu will attend events with local Jewish communities in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico and meet with community leaders.

At the end of his visit to Latin America, the prime minister will fly to New York to attend the UN General Assembly, where he will deliver an address on its opening day. He is also due to meet with various world leaders.

As reported by Ynetnews

Author: Amnon Jakony