International Trade Secretary Rt. Hon. Liam Fox MP joined more than 1,000 attendees at Camden Town’s Roundhouse venue yesterday for the gala opening of TLV in LDN, a four-day cultural festival bringing the best of Tel Aviv to the capital. The festival is taking place from today until the 11th September.
The Tel Aviv in London Festival (#TLVinLDN) aims to bring the spirit of Tel Aviv to London, and will celebrate the Israeli city’s rich cultural landscape, encompassing gastronomy, music, nightlife, arts and style.
Speaking at the launch, International Trade Secretary Rt. Hon. Liam Fox MP said that relations between the UK and Israel had never been closer and that he is “a very public and proud friend of Israel”.
Dr Fox said: “The UK is Israel’s second largest trading partner. We are its number one destination for investment in Europe, with more than 300 Israeli companies operating here”.
He said that following the EU referendum in June 2016, Israeli companies had “flocked” to the UK, “creating jobs and prosperity”.
Middle East Minister Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt MP said he was “Delighted to attend excellent TLV in LDN at the Roundhouse to experience Tel Aviv culture and see the strong cultural bonds between our two cities”.
The festival was reportedly born after a suggestion of then London Mayor Boris Johnson to the former Israeli Ambassador, Daniel Taub.
Joining the International Trade Secretary and Middle East Minister Minister were Israel’s Minister for Public Affairs, Gilad Erdan MK, Mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
To read more about the events taking place at Tel Aviv in London and to purchase tickets, visit the Tel Aviv in London website.