Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman took off for Israel after finishing his five-nation tour of Africa Thursday afternoon. During the tour, he met with government leaders, signed diplomatic, economic and security agreements, and dedicated a number of cooperative projects.
Next week, the foreign minister is scheduled to make a three-day tour of the Balkan peninsular countries of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. While in Serbia, he is scheduled to sign an agreement waiving visa requirement between Israel and the former Yugoslav republic.
The Foreign Ministry says that Lieberman's travels are part of the policy that he announced when he took office of developing new directions in Israeli foreign policy, which are intended to strengthen Israel's position in places that have been neglected in recent years as well as in international bodies.