Friday 15th June 2012
His Excellency Mr Shemi Tzur, Ambassador of the State of Israel will be visiting the Cook Islands from 17th to 20th June 2012. The purpose of Ambassador Shemi’s visit is to meet with the Cook Islands Government to discuss matters of common interest in particular the strengthening of bilateral arrangements and regional developments. Israel is a development partner of the Pacific Islands Forum.
Diplomatic Relations between the Cook Islands and the State of Israel were established in 2008 during the visit by the previous Israeli Ambassador.
Ambassador Shemi Tzur is head of mission at the Israeli Embassy in Wellington which reopened in 2010. The Ambassador was previously Ambassador to Cyprus, Estonia and Finland.