Photo Credit: Amos Ben Gershom / GPO
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and New Zealand Governor General Patsy Reddy

Officials for Israel and New Zealand signed an agreement on aviation services Tuesday in Jerusalem ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and New Zealand Governor-General Patsy Reddy.

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz signed the document on behalf of Israel; New Zealand Ambassador to Israel Jonathan Curr signed on behalf of his nation.

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The agreement is intended to set air links between the two nations, and includes operation of direct routes between Israel and New Zealand, in addition to the right to fly in each other’s airspace, and stopover landing rights.

Reddy was briefed on the situation with Iran’s attempts to establish a Shiite land bridge in the region. The prospect of cooperation between the two countries in the areas of cyber, technology, science and transportation was also discussed.

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