STA, 3 December 2020 - Prime Minister Janez Janša will start an official two-day visit to Israel on 7 December. He is expected to hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, the prime minister's office said on Thursday.
The visit comes at the invitation Netanyahu extended in the congratulatory note that he sent to Janša upon his appointment to the post in April.
It represents "a confirmation of good and traditionally friendly relations between the two countries, and an opportunity to exchange views and discuss key foreign policy issues (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Middle East peace process)," reads the press release from Janša's office.
It will also be an opportunity for "continued cooperation in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, where Israel is among the leading countries in the world".
The official part of the visit will take place on 8 December. The day before, Janša is scheduled to hold talks with representatives of Israeli "cybersecurity companies and other successful companies, which will present their operations and opportunities for cooperation with Slovenian companies".
All our stories on Slovenia and Israel