PM meets Hungarian, Czech leaders, says nations will cooperate on vaccines

After meeting with his Hungarian and Czech counterparts Viktor Orban and Andrej Babis in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Netanyahu says the countries will cooperate on research and development of coronavirus vaccines as well as on so-called “green passports” to allow mutual travel between countries for vaccinated individuals.

He thanks the two leaders for their friendship toward Israel and for opening diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.

“We are better together,” he says.

Left to right: Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Jerusalem, March 11, 2021 (Haim Tzah/GPO)

Orban says Israel is “the world champion in fighting against [the] pandemic… We try to understand during the visit how to follow you.”

Babis condemns the International Criminal Court’s decision to launch an investigation into possible crimes by Israel in the Palestinian territories, citing a lack of jurisdiction.

He thanks Israel for sharing of its knowledge and lessons from COVID-19.