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|Greek Parliament President Voutsis visits the Knesset; signs declaration to combat anti-Semitism|
|Wednesday, 01 February 2017 13:21|
The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Nikos Voutsis, visited the Knesset Wednesday as a guest of Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein. On Thursday, he will return to the Knesset to participate in a first-of-its-kind trilateral meeting with Speaker Edelstein and the president of Cyprus` House of Representatives, Demetris Syllouris. They will discuss various subjects which are connected to the future of the region.
After signing the Knesset guestbook and giving formal statements to the press, Voutsis held a work meeting at the Knesset Speaker`s office. MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin (Zionist Camp), who heads the Israel-Greece Parliamentary Friendship Group, also participated in the meeting.
”This is a subject which we fight against firmly”, Voutsis noted. Voutsis met with members of the Knesset`s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and with Opposition Leader MK Isaac Herzog (Zionist Camp).
”I am glad that our connections are expanding; we have already met a few times, the Foreign Affairs Committees of both parliaments will convene again and again, and also the friendship group is active”, said Edelstein.
”We are partners in the fight against racism, hatred and anti-Semitism, and we consider this battle a part of our identity. It must also be displayed in our delegations to the parliamentary assemblies of international organizations we are members of, in order to eradicate the call for actions against Israel and to eradicate anti-Semitism in all its forms.”
Source: Knesset website