Karhi heading to Saudi Arabia in second ministerial visit in a week

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi presents his reform to the media market to journalists, in Jerusalem, July 17, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi presents his reform to the media market to journalists, in Jerusalem, July 17, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi will land in Saudi Arabia on Monday evening to attend the Universal Postal Union’s 2023 Extraordinary Congress in Riyadh, his office tells The Times of Israel.

Karhi will speak at the UN conference, which runs from Sunday to Thursday next week.

Karhi is flying through another country in the region, and has his visa already. He will bring a small delegation with him to the kingdom, which does not recognize Israel.

Karhi, a religious Jew, will not have a porch on which to build a Sukkah during the Sukkot holiday next week, but will bring a lulav and etrog with him.

His visit follows that of Tourism Minister Haim Katz today, the first minister to lead an official Israeli delegation to the kingdom.

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