Israel’s Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs, Gilad Erdan MK, was welcomed in London yesterday, in meetings with the Secretaries of State for International Development, and Communities and Local Government.
Minister Erdan said he began his UK visit with an “excellent” meeting with Communities Secretary Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, where they “discussed steps to counter anti-Israel delegitimisation and BDS, and all forms of anti-Semitism”.
He added: “Thank you Sajid Javid for standing up for what is right and against hate, and for being a true friend of Israel”.
The Israeli Public Security Minister said it was “wonderful meeting my friend Secretary of State Priti Patel, a woman of great courage and leadership”.
He underlined: “We are taking concrete action to advance UK-Israel development cooperation, and counter attempts to delegitimise Israel in international institutions”.
Minister Erdan later visited the opening of Tel Aviv in London festival at Camden’s Roundhouse venue, where he met with Minister of the Middle East Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt MP.