On Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid at the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s Jerusalem headquarters.
The two top diplomats will hold a joint press conference after the meeting, which is anticipated to last more than an hour.
According to a correspondent, Cavusoglu visited the Holocaust Remembrance Museum “Yad Vashem” in West Jerusalem earlier on Wednesday and left a wreath in the museum hall.
Cavusoglu’s visit was “extremely essential as part of the process of warming the mutual ties between the two nations,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lior Khayat told on Tuesday.
In March, Israeli President Isaac Herzog traveled to Ankara, Turkey’s capital, and met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
This is the first time in nearly 15 years that a Turkish foreign minister has visited Israel.
Cavusoglu visited Palestine on Tuesday, meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in Ramallah, West Bank.