State Secretary Fahimi met a delegation headed by Avi Cohen, Director General in the Israeli Ministry for Social Equality, at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on 20 January 2016. State Secretary Fahimi stated: "Our countries are important partners, which is why I have been developing ties for many years. I am very pleased that the two of us are both very interested in a regular exchange of views on current social and labour market policy questions."
During their talks, the two especially focussed on the process of paying out what is known as the ghetto pensions as well as on the integration of women and the elderly in the labour market.
Director General Cohen stressed the interest of his Ministry, which was newly established last year, in closer cooperation.