Israeli Foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman is visiting Romania to discuss security and economic relations with Romanian officials.
Lieberman has met Romanian counterpart Teodor Baconschi on Wednesday and has hailed the good relations between the countries.
Lieberman says that during the Soviet era Romania was the only state in Eastern Europe that did not sever diplomatic ties with Israel.
Romania used to have a large Jewish community before World War II. Lieberman says about 500,000 Jews from Romania live in Israel.
The Israeli foreign minister is expected to meet the Romania's president Traian Basescu during his three-day visit and visit the Holocaust Memorial and meet the Jewish community.