Netanyahu heads to Germany next week for talks with Merkel
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. AFP PhotoIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Germany next week for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel notably about the situation in the Middle East, Berlin said today.
The visit to Berlin by Netanyahu on Wednesday and Thursday is part of a further round of German-Israeli government consultations, Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said.
The two leaders are due to have a dinner on Wednesday evening at the chancellery, followed by the consultations, whose focus is "innovation, education and sustainability" the following day.
"The chancellor anticipates good, open and friendly discussions as usual," Seibert told a regular government news briefing.
The meeting will come a week after the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to make Palestine a non-member state, in a move opposed by Israel and in which Germany abstained.