22 Nov 2011

Vanuatu president on official visit to Israel

12:20 pm on 22 November 2011

Vanuatu's Head of State President Johnson Iolu Abbil has received red carpet treatment on his first official visit to Israel.

President Abbil has met his Israeli counterpart, Shimon Perez, and held talks with Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.

President Abbil, who is an Elder of the Presbyterian Church, will among others visit the Wailing Wall and the Hill of Calvary.

He is also expected to visit the Volcani Institute of Agriculture Research and other sites of interests before returning to Vanuatu later this week.