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Netanyahu begins four-day tour in Latin America

Image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on 4 June 2017 [Handout / Israeli Prime Ministry Press Office/Anadolu Agency]
Image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on 4 June 2017 [Handout / Israeli Prime Ministry Press Office/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins today a four-day tour in Latin America, the first carried out by an Israeli prime minister.

“I will visit Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, and I will also meet with the President of Paraguay. In Argentina and Mexico I will be joined by delegations from Israeli companies to develop economic relations between us and these two countries,” Netanyahu said during his cabinet weekly session.

Netanyahu explained that the visit will strengthen economic, security and technological relations between Latin America and Israel.

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In Argentina Netanyahu is scheduled to meet President Mauricio Macri of Argentina and attend ceremonies to commemorate two attacks in the early 1990s that targeted the local Jewish community and Israeli diplomats.

Netanyahu will later travel to the United States where he will give his annual address at the United Nations General Assembly, and meet with President Donald Trump.

It has been reported that Netanyahu may also discuss holding an international summit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss ways to advance the regional peace process.

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