PM Netanyahu to Leave on Historic Visit to Latin America
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will, on Sunday evening (10 September
2017), leave on a working visit to the following Latin American countries:
Argentina, Colombia and Mexico (respectively). This will be the first visit
by a sitting Israeli Prime Minister to Latin America. The Prime Minister
will then continue on to the UN General Assembly in New York to deliver an
address, on Tuesday (19 September), and hold diplomatic meetings with world
Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes will travel to Buenos Aires to meet with
Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Prime Minister Netanyahu will be accompanied by a delegation of Israeli
businesspeople from the fields of agriculture, water, communications and
energy. Members of the delegation will hold commercial meetings with their
local counterparts; economic events will also be held in Argentina and
Mexico, led by Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Argentine and Mexican heads
Prime Minister Netanyahu will begin his trip in Buenos Aires where he will
meet with President Mauricio Macri. The two countries will sign a series of
agreements on public security, customs and social insurance as well as an
archives agreement regarding the Holocaust.
In Buenos Aires Prime Minister Netanyahu will attend ceremonies in Embassy
Square, site of the 1992 terrorist bombing, along with family members of the
Israeli diplomats who were killed in the attack. He will also visit the
Jewish community building (AMIA), site of the 1994 terrorist attack, along
with family members of those who were killed in the attack and survivors.
From Argentina Prime Minister Netanyahu will fly to Bogota where he will
meet with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The two countries will
sign joint agreements: An MOU in science and a tourism cooperation
From Colombia, Prime Minister Netanyahu will fly to Mexico City where he
will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pe?a Nieto. The two countries will
sign agreements: An MOU on space, an aviation agreement, a communications
agreement and a MASHAV cooperation agreement.
Prime Minister Netanyahu will attend events with local Jewish communities in
Argentina, Colombia and Mexico and meet with community leaders.
Following his visit to Latin America, Prime Minister Netanyahu will fly to
New York to attend the UN General Assembly where he will deliver an address
on its opening day. He is also due to meet with various world leaders.