On 27 September in New York, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Ažubalis met with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and discussed with him bilateral political and economic cooperation, closer partnership at the United Nations and development of relations between the European Union and Israel.
“The Lithuania-Israeli relations reached a new level of constructive partnership. Over the past three years we have exchanged more than 20 high-level visits. The agenda of our bilateral relations grew fast in many areas. We are glad that the Lithuania-Israeli economic relationship is very dynamic, in 2011, as compared with 2010, it increased by 64%; the flow of tourists from Israel also grew (in 2011 increased by 62%); and that Israeli scientists and entrepreneurs actively participated in the Forum Life Sciences Baltics 2012 in September, taking the direct flight from Tel Aviv to Vilnius that was launched this June”, Ažubalis said.
The Ministers also discussed the Middle East peace process, security issues in the region, Iran and the situation in Syria.
In New York, the Lithuanian and Israeli Foreign Ministers held a meeting at the 67th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.