German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to travel to the Jewish state next week in a farewell visit before ending her term, said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday.

Bennett said that she will arrive in Israel early next week for “an important farewell visit,” reported Reuters.

Merkel had canceled a planned visit in August due to the situation in Afghanistan.

A new German government led by the Social Democrats should be formed by the end of the year, co-leader of the center-left party Norbert Walter-Borjans said on Saturday after national elections were held at the end of September.

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