MINSK, 30 May (BelTA) – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the State of Israel Yevgeny Vorobyov met with Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel Alon Bar and Deputy Director Gary Koren, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Israel.
The meeting took place on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations of the two countries and was hosted by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The diplomats exchanged the congratulatory messages of the heads of the foreign ministries of Belarus and Israel, as well as souvenirs. In particular, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs received a copy of the original inscription of the Ninth President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres, a native of Belarus, made by him on the autobiography of the First President of Israel Chaim Weizmann, also a native of Belarus. The text of this inscription was placed on a postal envelope with an original stamp issued in Belarus in the run-up to the anniversary of diplomatic relations. The envelope was solemnly canceled in Minsk.
The Israeli diplomats also received one of the first copies of the catalog of the Jewish pre-war collection that has recently been issued by the National History Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Some of the items of the collection are kept in the Israel Museum.
The parties discussed the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation.