Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai
met with Guatemala's incoming president Otto Perez Molina
ahead of his inauguration on Saturday.Vilnai
invited Molina to visit Israel this year in discussions that included developments on Iran's nuclear program. Guatemala began a two-year rotation as a member on the United Nations Security Council this month.
Molina emphasized his support for Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying "It is important that a Palestinian state will be established, but only after negotiations between the two sides."