Macedonian PM and Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hosted Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski Wednesday afternoon in his Jerusalem office.

The two men signed a treaty to prevent double-taxation and a joint statement marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

"I'm delighted to see you again in Jerusalem, Nikola. It's a pleasure to see you," said Netanyahu.

"Your visit marks twenty years of our establishing diplomatic relations,” continued Netanyahu emphasizing that signing the declaration together symbolized the growing friendship between the two countries.

“We have a lot of things that we're working on – energy, water, agriculture, science, education, technology," Netanyahu added. "Our common battle against terror is something that is highly important.”  

Relations between Israel and Macedonia are very good; cooperation has grown in recent years. Macedonia has also been making a special effort to rehabilitate the Jewish cemetery in Bitola, the oldest in the area which has been greatly appreciated in Israel. 

Macedonian Prime Minister Gruevski invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit his country.

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