CFI to lead first delegation to Israel with Welsh Conservatives

By August 17 2017, 17:55 Latest News No Comments

welsh-conservativesCFI is coordinating a delegation to Israel next week for six Conservative Members of the Welsh Assembly, in the first visit of its kind.

Many of the delegates will be visiting Israel for the first time, and will be joined by senior Welsh Conservatives, including the Director of the Conservative Party in Wales.

The itinerary features a series of high-level meetings with Israeli government representatives, politicians, journalists and academics, as well as strategic briefings with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Israel’s northern borders with Lebanon and Syria.

New additions to the itinerary include a visit to The Floor, the first FinTech hub of its sort in Israel. The group will also meet with businesspeople from the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce, and visit a Palestinian high-tech start-up in Ramallah.

Delegates will meet with senior Palestinian Authority representatives in the West Bank, and visit the first Palestinian-planned city in Rawabi.

The group will also visit Save a Child’s Heart in Holon, an Israeli NGO that provides life-saving heart surgery for children from the Palestinian Territories and developing countries across the world.

CFI Executive Director James Gurd:

“I am delighted that CFI is coordinating the first ever delegation to Israel with the Welsh Conservatives, which will strengthen ties between Wales and the Jewish State. The UK-Israel relationship is stronger than ever, and Conservatives from all levels of the Party are keen to further increase this bilateral cooperation”.

Darren Millar AM, Shadow Secretary for Education and Children:

“The Welsh Conservatives are very much looking forward to our first ever delegation to Israel. I have visited the Holy Land on a number of occasions and am excited to share the experience with many of my fellow Conservative Assembly Members. It’s sure to be a fascinating week of meetings exploring ways to further existing political, cultural, economic and security ties with the Jewish State”.

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