Rivlin departs for Germany on three-day state visit

President Rivlin will leave for a three-day state visit to Germany on Sunday night as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations to commemorate diplomatic ties between Germany and Israel.

On May 12, the actual date of the jubilee, Rivlin and German President Joachim Gauck will participate in a meeting of the Jewish National Fund sponsored German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation, and learn about plans to preserve and strengthen bilateral relations in light of evolving relations between the two countries.

The meeting will be conducted by the joint heads of the foundation Michael Jensen and Michael Federmann. The Federmann family, which is of German background, has long been involved with enhancing relations between Israel and Germany, and both Federmann and his late father, Yekutiel, have been recognized by the German government for their efforts.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rivlin-departs-for-Germany-on-three-day-state-visit-402585

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