PM Netanyahu leaves on historic visit to Latin America

Netanyahu leaves for trip to Argentina, Mexico, and Columbia, then meets world leaders at UN General Assembly in New York.

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will leave on Sunday evening for a working visit to Latin America.

During his trip, Netanyahu will visit Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. This will be the first visit by a sitting Israeli Prime Minister to Latin America.

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes will travel to Buenos Aires to meet Netanyahu.

Accompanying Netanyahu is a delegation of Israeli business people 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 Netanyahu and the Argentine and Mexican heads of state.

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 where a terror attack was carried out in 1992. Israeli diplomats whose families were killed in the attack will also attend the ceremonies.

Afterwards, Netanyahu will visit the Jewish community building (AMIA), where a terror attack was carried out in 1994. Both survivors of the attack and family members of the victims will attend the ceremony.

From Argentina, Netanyahu will fly to Bogota to meet Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The two countries will sign joint agreements: A memorandum of understanding in science, and a tourism cooperation agreement.

Netanyahu will then fly to Mexico City to meet Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto. The two countries will sign agreements: A memorandum of understanding on space, an aviation agreement, a communications agreement and a MASHAV cooperation agreement.

Netanyahu will attend events with local Jewish communities in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico and meet with community leaders.

On Tuesday, 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.








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