Netanyahu in Milan for Expo 2015

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu flew to Milan on Thursday to appear at the Israeli exhibit, “Fields of Tomorrow,” at Expo Milan 2015.

The exhibit showcases Israel’s achievements in agricultural technology.

After that, he flies to Florence on Friday to visit with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who was in Israel last month and addressed the Knesset. Florence is Renzi’s hometown, and where he is currently vacationing.

The trip is Netanyahu’s first since forming a new government in March. Until now, due to close votes on major legislation in the Knesset requiring his presence, he has been tied down at home. But with the Knesset in summer recess, the prime minister can take to the air.

Meanwhile, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) concluded a three-day visit to Vietnam on Wednesday, aimed at strengthening bilateral ties.

She also lobbied with the Vietnamese to vote with Israel at the U.N., which Vietnam seldom does.

Israel recently opened a defense attaché office in Vietnam, and the first joint working-group meeting is planned for November in Israel.