Tuesday, February 16, Berlin hosted the sixth meeting of the governments of Israel and Germany led by the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. After the meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a joint statement.
Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking about the situation in the middle East, noted that Israel is on the frontline of the conflict and not only protects yourself and defends the common European values. «We protect ourselves, and it is not subject to doubt. But when we protect ourselves we protect your valuables. Being in the heart of the Middle East, we prevent the tragic, horrible death of over one hundred million people at the hands of radical Islam», — said the head of the government of Israel.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in turn, said that now is not the time to promote the idea of a two state solution.
The press service of the head of the government informs that at the meeting in Berlin the meeting held in the format of G2G German side was represented by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Minister for economic Affairs and energy Sigmar Gabriel, foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, interior Minister Thomas de maizière, Minister of justice and consumer protection Heiko Maas, Minister of health Hermann Gree, Minister of environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety Barbara Hendricks, the head of the office of the Federal Chancellery Peter Altmaier, Deputy Minister of transport and digital infrastructure Dorothy Baer, Deputy Minister of education and research Thomas Rachel, parliamentary state Secretary Thomas Silberhorn.
The Israeli delegation included Prime Minister and foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of infrastructure, energy and water resources Yuval Steinitz, justice Minister Ayelet shaked, the Minister of immigrant absorption ze’ev Elkin, Minister of housing Yoav GALANT, the Director General of the Prime Minister’s office, Eli Gruner, General Director of the Ministry of justice Amy Palmor, Director General of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Dori gold, Director General of the Ministry of transport Ultrasound Isaac, Director General of the Ministry of economy Amit lang and the head of the National cyberstore Eviatar of Matane.
After the meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to surprise Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, accompanied him to the opening of the exhibition «Yad Vashem» Museum in Berlin.