President Rivlin Speaks With Cuomo About Pandemic

NEW YORK -
Governor Andrew Cuomo with Israel President Reuven Rivlin in June, 2019, Yerushalayim. (GPO)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke on Thursday with Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York about the coronavirus pandemic and the difficulties New York is facing.

The president expressed his solidarity with the United States, and particularly with the State of New York, as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Rivlin expressed his sorrow for the many who have lost their lives, pledged to work together at this difficult time through sharing technology and professional dialog.

The president told Governor Cuomo that he is closely following the New York Jewish community which is suffering from the virus, and along with all Israelis is praying for the recovery of all those who are sick. He expressed his hopes that a vaccine is found soon.

He thanked the governor for his commitment to the New York Jewish community, saying that the strong bonds with the American Jewish community are particularly important to us at this time.