Closer Dutch economic ties with Israel
The Dutch government intends to extend and intensify its economic ties with Israel. A trade mission aimed largely at innovative high-tech companies and projects will be travelling to Israel in 2012.
Dutch economic affairs minister Maxime Verhagen made the announcement during a speech given at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa.
He also called, once again, for a speedy resumption of peace negotiations with the Palestinians. The Netherlands favours a democratic Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with Israel.
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