Spain’s PM Rajoy Receives Israel’s President Rivlin


Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, received the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, at Moncloa Palace on Tuesday, 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.

Rivlin, and Rajoy, reviewed the situation in their two countries. Rivlin reiterated his message in support of the unity of Spain.

On another note, the two leaders 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, according to Moncloa.

The leaders 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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