Germany and Israel set for joint cabinet meeting
AFP · 3 Jan 2010, 09:35
Published: 03 Jan 2010 09:35 GMT+01:00
The previously scheduled session of the two governments was due to be held on November 30, but was postponed because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell ill with a viral infection.
Netanyahu is expected to travel to the German capital with senior ministers for the meeting, which follows a similar one in Israel when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited in March 2008.
Germany is currently playing a leading role in efforts to broker a prisoner exchange between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement for an Israeli soldier held by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip since 2006.