Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Meets with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Thursday, 18 May 2017), met with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez Sanz and told him, "I am glad we have the opportunity to meet and to strengthen the friendship between Costa Rica and Israel."
Prime Minister Netanyahu emphasized that the reason peace has not been achieved in the conflict with the Palestinians is, and remains, the Palestinian refusal to agree to the existence of the state of the Jewish People within any borders whatsoever. He also called on Costa Rica to change its voting pattern at the UN and international organizations on issues relating to Israel.
Costa Rican Foreign Minister Gonzalez Sanz thanked the Prime Minister for the meeting and said that his country would reconsider its voting pattern. He noted that his country is interested in enhancing its relations with Israel.
The two discussed expanding bilateral cooperation in tourism, public security, water and agriculture.