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Ambassador Vahr and Shimon Peres launch new phase of Medilink cooperation with Peres Center

05.01.2016  14:34
Peres stated: “The most important thing now is that our children will have a great life and a prosperous future, whatever their nationality, religion or race is. We must work together to provide that for them"

To mark the seventh phase of the "MediLink program", the Ninth President of Israel Shimon Peres met with the Danish Ambassador to Israel Ambassador Vahr to embark on the continuation of the collaboration between the Danish Government and the Peres Center for Peace. Through this program, the Peres Center trains Palestinians doctors and medical personnel in Israel- a partnership that leads to prosperity and mutual gains for both sides. Following their return, these Palestinian medical personnel maintain strong working relationships with their Israeli counterparts, and they act as ambassadors for close cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis.


During the meeting, Peres stated:  “The most important thing now is that our children will have a great life and a prosperous future, whatever their nationality, religion or race is. We must work together to provide that for them."
“We currently have 250 doctors who are trained. In spite of all the surroundings and the tense climate, we have managed to combine two leading fields – medicine and technology. The great age of science and medicine is upon us. We can build a better future.Thank you Mr. Ambassador- all of this is possible only with the help of the Danish government. It’s a small project, but has a great meaning because it has the weight of the future and life.”


The Danish Ambassador said to Peres: “Through your hard work Mr. President and the endeavors of the Peres Center for Peace and its efficiency, we are now embarking on the seventh cycle of the project with five million kroner.”
The project is significant  because we know the power and meaning of getting Arab and Jewish doctors and  patients inside the Israeli hospitals. Thank you Mr. President for all your hard work.  We are proud of the longstanding and fruitful relationship that we have with the Peres Center for Peace.”


Peres ended the meeting: “The Peres Center for Peace is in Jaffa, we are in a mixed city. We have decided to be here to be the link between the dividing line - the North and South. In a city that is 7,000 years old and traditionally poor, we wanted to show our presence by being here. The Center is a symbol of hope. It will soon become a Center of innovation so children will be able to come here and see what can be achieved through science, technology, medicine and innovation. People from all walks of life can come here and taste hope and optimism.”

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Foto: Hans Henrik Fafner

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Foto: Hans Henrik Fafner



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