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      Archive: 9/4/2013
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        9/4/2013, Elul 29, 5773

      Pension, Welfare Payment Agreement Signed with Romania


      Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin has signed an agreement between Israel and Romania to make possible the accumulation and payment of pension and other welfare contributions in both countries.

      Elkin arrived yesterday (Tuesday) in Romania to meet with Romania’s Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean, and other Romanian senior officials.  During the meeting they discussed present political events in the Middle East, including Syria and Egypt.  Deputy Minister Elkin also raised the issue of the European Union directives, and of Israel’s desire to reach a compromise which would allow the continued cooperation with the EU to the mutual benefit of all.