15 June 1994 It’s official – Pope relates to State of Israel #otdimjh


On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

15 June 1994 Establishment Of Diplomatic Relations Between Israel And The Holy See #otdimjh

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June 15, 1994, the Holy See and the Israeli government jointly announced the formal establishment of diplomatic relations as a result of ongoing negotiations that began with the signing of the Fundamental Agreement the previous December.

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PRESS BRIEFING BY DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER YOSSI BEILIN JERUSALEM, JUNE 15, 1994

DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER YOSSI BEILIN: I am very glad to announce this morning, simultaneously with the Vatican, full diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Israel, as of today. In both states, we will have full embassies, and the ambassadors will begin their functions once there is the ‘agrement’ on both sides.

In this very room, we signed the Fundamental Agreement between the Holy See and Israel on December 30, 1993. One of the main issues on our agenda during the one and a half years of negotiations was the…

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