Germany’s Merkel to visit Israel in late February
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Germany’s Merkel to visit Israel in late February

Chancellor to be accompanied by group of ministers in fifth bilateral meeting since 2008

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embrace after attending a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany. on December 6, 2012. (photo credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Flash90)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embrace after attending a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany. on December 6, 2012. (photo credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Flash90)

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Israel for bilateral talks at the end of February, accompanied by a number of her ministers, a spokesman said on Friday.

The visit will take place February 24 and 25, spokesman Georg Streiter told a regular news briefing, without revealing a detailed agenda.

Germany and Israel have held regular “government consultations” since 2008, an arrangement where the two sides meet at regular intervals to discuss specific topics.

This will be the fifth such meeting between Germany and Israel. The last one was held in Berlin in December 2012.

Merkel fractured her pelvis while skiing in December and was forced to put off several foreign visits.

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