The purpose of the Mayor's visit will be to broaden the earlier research by personally speaking to groups including local authorities and civic organisations in both cities. In addition, at the council's request the Mayor will explore the possibilities for advancing dialogue between the populations of Tel Aviv and Ramallah. He will also invite the mayors of both cities on a joint working visit to Amsterdam.

The possibilities for co-operation with Tel Aviv and Ramallah were discussed, following the results of an investigation into a potential co-operation, held at the council's request.

The City Council also agreed to Alderperson Ollengren making a municipal working visit to Tel Aviv from 5 to 8 September, with the main objective being participation in the DLD Innovation Festival in Tel Aviv, as part of StartupDelta/Startup Amsterdam in the presence of Mrs Neelie Kroes.

After the Mayor and the alderperson have completed their visits, the results will be discussed once again by the General Affairs Committee and at the council meeting.

More information on the City Council's decision on 1 July 2015.