Italian foreign minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi is visiting Israel. After touring Tel Aviv, he opened the ceremony for International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Sunday. He also visited the Italian synagogue and met with the local community.
On Monday he met with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as the president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin.
The visit took place only a few days before the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and Israel which took place on February 7th, 1949.