Vatican City, 12 February 2014 (VIS) – On February 11 the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel met in plenary session in the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem, to continue negotiations pursuant to article 10, paragraph 2 of the “Fundamental Agreement”.
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ze’ev Elkin, deputy minister of foreign affairs and by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, under-secretary for the Holy See's Relations with States.
The Plenary received a report on the few remaining issues concerning the Single Document. The Parties took note of the progress achieved, in a thoughtful and constructive atmosphere, since the last Plenary of June 2013, and agreed on future steps, in view of the next Plenary meeting to be held in June 2014 in Vatican City.