Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
An agreement on "Our Home - Israel" party's joining the Israeli ruling coalition was signed in Tel Aviv, Lev Spivak, director general of the Israel-Azerbaijan International Association (Aziz) told Trend by phone from Israel May 25.
"Our Home - Israel" party is led by Avigdor Lieberman, candidate for the post of defense minister.
"After a week of negotiations, when it seemed that they were at an impasse, the Israeli government accepted "Our Home - Israel" party's terms on pension reform for the repatriates," Spivak said.
"After the agreement is signed, it will be submitted for the parliamentary approval," he said.
Lieberman is expected to be appointed defense minister early next week, while his party ally Sofa Landwehr will be sworn in as minister of aliyah and immigrant absorption (immigration and adaptation of immigrants).
"Lieberman will take one of the three most important ministerial posts in Israel," Spivak added.