Thursday, February 25, it became known that Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin cancelled an official visit to Australia.
The press service of the office of the President announced that the trip Reuven Rivlin in Australia, scheduled for next month, is canceled because he is flying to Moscow.
In a statement underlined that the decision about the President’s trip to Moscow was coordinated with the Israeli foreign Ministry and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
«In response to recent events in the region and the perceived need in the meeting of the presidents of Israel and Russia in Moscow, Reuven Rivlin was forced to postpone his trip to Australia, which was to be held in the near future», — said in a statement released by the office of the President.
The website Nana10 reports that in the next few hours Reuven Rivlin will personally notify the head of the government of Australia about its decision and agree on new dates of his visit.