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Christodoulides to head to Israel

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President Nikos Christodoulides leaves for Israel on Wednesday on a two-day working visit where he will meet the country’s leaders.

Christodoulides will leave in the afternoon and on arrival will visit the Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation in Tel Aviv. From there he will travel to Jerusalem.

On Thursday morning, he will go to the presidential palace, where he will be received by President Isaac Herzog.

A private meeting of the two presidents will follow and then extended talks will take place between the delegations of the two countries.

Afterwards, Christodoulides will go to the Prime Minister’s Office, where he will have a private meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, after which the two leaders will sit down for extended talks with the delegations from both countries.

Statements by the president and the prime minister will follow.

Christodoulides will also attend a lunch hosted in his honour by the Speaker of the Knesset Amir Ohana.

In the early afternoon on Thursday, he will visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, where he will attend a special commemoration ceremony.

During his visit to Yad Vashem, Christodoulides will offer the museum archival material concerning the Jews who were hosted in Cyprus after WWII.

Later, the president will visit the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The president will be accompanied to Israel by the ministers of foreign affairs and energy, the director of the press office and other officials.

Christodoulides will return to Cyprus on Thursday night.

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