Johannes Hahn, the European Commission’s Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, arrived in Israel on an official visit on Monday 7 Sivan. The purpose of the visit is to initiate a process of consultations with Israel ahead of the launch of the new Israel-EU bilateral cooperation program.
The Commissioner is responsible for the cooperation framework between the EU and the Mediterranean countries, including Israel.
During his visit, Commissioner Hahn met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Dore Gold and opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog. Commissioner Hahn also visited Israeli projects that are supported by EU funding.
In his opening remarks, Dir-Gen Gold stated: “Israel and the EU share a broad common denominator, which makes it possible to expand current cooperation.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: Israel Foreign Ministry)