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Israeli foreign minister in Greece on two-day visit

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Israel's Foreign Minister Israel Katz is in Greece for an official two-day visit, the embassy announced Wednesday.

According to the Greek foreign ministry, Katz will meet with Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias at 1.15 p.m. on Thursday, with talks focusing on defense and energy issues. They will also discuss the latest developments in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Statements to the press are expected on 3 p.m.

Katz will also be received by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at 4 p.m. and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

"Mr. Katz's visit to Athens at a time when deliberations are being held in Israel for the formation of a new government after elections is a sign of the importance Israel attributes to Israeli-Greek relations and maintaining their momentum," the Israeli embassy notes.

"The two countries attach the highest importance to ongoing exchanges on regional and global developments."