President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, will participate, on Thursday, June 10, at the Romanian-Israeli monument in the Bucegi Mountains, in the military and religious commemoration ceremony for the seven servicemen, six Israelis and one Romanian, who died in the air tragedy of 2010.
According to a release sent to Agerpres on Monday, by the National Defence Ministry, the ceremony in the Brasov County commune of Simon will be attended by Romanian and Israeli officials, comrades and family members of the servicemen killed on mission.
The Ambassador of Israel to Bucharest, David Saranga, mentioned that President Reuven Rivlin, who will be in Romania starting Tuesday, on a state visit, will participate in the commemoration event, together with the head of the Israeli Air Force.
“On Thursday, President Rivlin, the head of the Israeli Air Force and the head of the Romanian Air Force will participate in the ceremony to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives in the helicopter accident in 2010, in the Bucegi Mountains. The officials will be joined by 100 family members of the seven heroes,” said Ambassador David Saranga in a Facebook post.
Mr. Rivlin who will pay a state visit to Romania, will be received by President Klaus Iohannis at Cotroceni Palace on Tuesday.
“The state visit of the Israeli president subscribes to the very good dynamic of high level bilateral relations in the last period, the most recent meeting between the two heads of state having place on the occasion of the Romanian president’s participation in the World Forum regarding the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, on January 2020, followed by phone calls between the months of March and June 2020,” a release of the Presidential Administration informs.
According to the press release, the visit of president Reuven Rivlin reflects “the solidity” of the bilateral relation, as well as the fact that the State of Israel remains a “key” partner, with strategic valences, of Romania in the Middle East.
Discussions will focus on the ways to develop and strengthen bilateral relations in all areas of shared interest, the visit taking place on the occasion of celebrating, on June 11, of 73 years of non-interrupted diplomatic relations between Romania and the State of Israel.
The two high dignitaries will also address the economic cooperation and the one in the area of health, including that in regard to countering the COVID-19 pandemic, education regarding the Holocaust and other ways of combating anti-Semitism in Romania, such as the cultural and inter-human exchanges between the two states, the quoted source specifies.
“A special attention will be given to the situation in the Middle East, including the stage of the Peace Process in the Middle East, with an emphasis on the security situation in the region, following recent evolutions, and also other current topics will be tackled, from the regional and international agenda,” the Presidential Administration says in its press release.