(19 Feb 09 - RV) The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and
the State of Israel met this morning, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to continue
negotiations on the “Economic Agreement” concerning fiscal and property matters.
statement released by the Vatican says the meeting was characterized by great cordiality
and a spirit of cooperation. It adds progress was achieved, and the Delegations renewed
their joint commitment to conclude the Agreement as soon as possible.
meeting of this working-level Commission will take place on 7 April 2009.