German and Israeli presidents discuss Middle East and the coronavirus
By Abiodun Ogundairo
20 March 2021 | 11:23 am
Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed counterpart Reuven Rivlin to his home to discuss Germany's relations with Israel, the situation in the Middle East and how to combat the coronavirus.
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