After Netanyahu trip to Rome, Italian foreign minister lands in Israel

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Italy's Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani speaks to a reporter on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Feb. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Italy's Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani speaks to a reporter on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Feb. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Italy’s Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, who also serves as Deputy Prime Minister to Giorgia Meloni, lands in Israel ahead of his meeting tomorrow evening with his Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen.

The two will sign a number of joint declarations and agreements on deepening ministerial dialogue on energy, the Abraham Accords, Iran and other issues. Cohen will bring up Israel’s desire to see Italy’s embassy moved to Jerusalem, according to an Israeli diplomatic source, but no breakthrough is expected at this time.

Tajani is also scheduled to visit Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

Cohen is expected to also host Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov at the end of the month for a ceremony officially opening his country’s embassy in Israel.

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