Germany’s Merkel to go to Israel subsequent week, PM Bennett says

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JERUSALEM, Oct 4 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will journey to Israel subsequent week for a farewell go to earlier than her anticipated departure from workplace after 16 years in energy, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stated on Monday.

Merkel had cancelled a deliberate Aug. 28-30 journey to Israel, citing the tense scenario in Afghanistan because the United States, Germany and others evacuated personnel forward of an Aug. 31 deadline for the withdrawal of overseas troops.

Speaking in Israel’s parliament, Bennett stated Merkel “will arrive here early next week for an important farewell visit”. Merkel final visited Israel in 2018.

Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly gained a Sept. 26 nationwide election and are presently courting events to type a coalition. learn extra Merkel, in energy since 2005, plans to step down as soon as a brand new authorities is fashioned.

Reporting by Jeffrey Heller and Rami Ayyub; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise