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Israeli President Rivlin speaks with President Macron of France about the coronavirus pandemic

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President Rivlin spoke about the possibilities of cooperation between research institutes of both countries on the coronavirus and possible responses to it.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke with President Emmanuel of France about coronavirus, his office announced.

In their conversation, President Rivlin expressed his solidarity with the French government and people and sent his best wishes for the speedy recovery of those who are sick.

The president spoke about the efforts being made to bring Israelis home from different parts of the world, in some cases through France, which are being explored.

The president also spoke about the possibilities of cooperation between research institutes on the coronavirus and possible responses to it.

Earlier in the day, the president spoke with the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, and with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the State of Israel, Neil Wigan.

In his conversation with Mladenov, the president noted that lessons to be learned from the disease at a time when borders are becoming less clear and when cooperation between peoples and between states is in the ascendancy, even in the Middle East. He again stressed the importance of cooperation between Israel and the UN with regards to the health of the peoples of the region and Israel’s commitment to this cooperation.

Speaking with the British Ambassador, the president sent his best wishes for the speedy recovery of the Prince of Wales and to Prime Minister Johnson, remarking on the important research cooperation between the two countries.

In his conversations, the president said that at a time when Iran is rightfully receiving the overseas humanitarian aid it needs in light of the situation from some members of the international community, it continues to sow terrorism in Lebanon and Syria and to accelerate its nuclear program.

President Rivlin emphasized that the State of Israel will not permit this reality, even in the current circumstances.

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