Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni met with Israeli President Shimon Peres yesterday, 6 February, in Tel Aviv, on the second day of her official visit to Israel aiming to further advance ties between the two countries.
During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on the latest developments in Europe, Greece, Israel and the Middle East. Greece’s economic crisis was also on the agenda.
Mrs. Kefalogianni informed the Israeli president on the significant structural changes taking place in Greece and expressed interest to further heighten cooperation between the two countries.
Earlier yesterday, the Greek tourism minister met with the Palestinian Minister for Tourism Rula Maayah in Bethlehem.
According to a press release by the tourism ministry, Mrs. Kefalogianni is the first Greek minister to visit Bethlehem, a city of the Palestine Authority, following its recognition by the United Nations as a non-member state.
On Tuesday, 5 February, the Greek tourism minister met with her Israeli counterpart Stas Misezhnikov during her visit to the IMTM 2013 expo (International Mediterranean Tourism Market) in Tel Aviv.
The agenda included discussions on further cooperation to strengthen relations in the tourism sector of both countries and ways to attract Israeli investment to Greece.