German president on official visit to Israel

27th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

Christian Wulff, Germany's first head of state to be born after World War II, arrived in Israel on Saturday on his first official visit to the Jewish state, the German embassy in Tel Aviv said.

During his three-day visit, Wulff will meet his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

Wulff, 51, was elected in June and is Germany's fifth president to pay an official visit to Israel.

His predecessor Horst Koehler in 2005 laid a wreath at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust and also addressed the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.

© 2010 AFP

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