Closer Dutch economic ties with Israel

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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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