Foreign Minister Eli Cohen will depart tonight for Europe, stopping in Hungary, Austria, Croatia and Slovakia.
He will meet his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto and, though the details remain up in the air, there is a possibility that he will meet with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Cohen will also participate in a meeting of the Austerlitz format, a regional forum of Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. In total, Cohen will meet five foreign ministers during the four-day trip.
In a prepared statement, Cohen says that his trip to Central Europe “will strengthen our strategic cooperation with our friends, and create for Israel opportunities to advance its diplomatic and economic interests on the continent.”
This is Cohen’s seventh trip to Europe since he become Israel’s top diplomat in late December.