FM Dir Gen Bentsur to Visit Cyprus

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
April 23, 1998

Foreign Ministry Director-General Eytan Bentsur will today (Friday) 24.3.98, visit Cyprus for a series of diplomatic meetings with Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and other officials. The visit comes within the framework of regular diplomatic contacts between the two countries. Topics covered will include regional political developments and the peace process, Cyprus’ application to join the European Union and a range of bilateral issues.

In response to a journalist’s question, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that, contrary to recent reports, the visit was arranged some time ago — without any connection to the flight of Israeli Air Force aircraft inside the FIR (Flight Information Region) of Cyprus. At the same time, it is reasonable to assume that this matter will arise during the talks.