Eli Cohen
Eli CohenYonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Israel and the Czech Republic, which currently heads the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), are strengthening their ties and deepening the fight against Iran's nuclear weapons.

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen arrived on Tuesday on a diplomatic visit to Prague and discussed with President Petr Pavel and Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský the diplomatic fight against Iran, promoting international sanctions against it and strengthening relations and cooperation between the countries.

In this framework, the Czech President promised that his country would act to impose sanctions against Iran already at the next meeting of the IAEA in Vienna.

Minister Cohen said, "I thank President Petr Pavel, a true friend of the State of Israel, for the Czech Republic's overwhelming support for Israel in the international arena, and especially for its commitment as part of its role as leader of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency to promote measures and sanctions that will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons."

"We will work to deepen security and economic cooperation with the Czech Republic, which is our closest friend in Europe," added Minister Cohen.