Jerusalem Conference of Mayors

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
5 May 1999

Over 40 mayors will be attending the 19th Jerusalem Conference of Mayors, which will be held May 9-16, 1999. This year’s theme is "The City of Tomorrow: Urban Trends and Challenges at the Turn of the Millennium." The conference is hosted by Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the American Jewish Congress, the United States Conference of Mayors and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation of Germany. During the conference, the mayors will meet President Ezer Weizman and Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu, and will tour Jerusalem and various sites in Israel.

Journalists interested in attending particular events, or meeting participants should contact Naava Mashiah at the Foreign Ministry, 02-5303343/52, or 051-577872, or e-mail naavam@mfa.gov.il, or Johanne Malka at the Jerusalem Municipality 02-6297744, e-mail: jlmspk@ladpc.gov.il.

Following is a list of some of the events and press and photo-ops:

  • Sunday, 9.5.99, 20:00 — Reception at City Hall. Details: Johanne Malka.
  • Monday, 10.5.99, 09:00 — Address by PM Netanyahu. Contact: Michael Stolz 02-6705585.
  • Monday, 10.5.99, 10:00 — Tour Old City Holy Sites. Contact: Johanne Malka.
  • Tuesday, 11.5.99, 16:00 — Visit Yad Vashem. Contact: Shosh Ben Yosef 02-6751658.
  • Wednesday, 12.5.99, 09:30 — Address by President Weizman. Contact: Batya Keinan 02-6707223.
  • Friday, 14.5.99, 08:30 — Tree Planting Ceremony in Jerusalem Hills. Contact: Moshe Pearl, 02-6707456.
  • Friday, 14.5.99, 10:00 — Visit Neve Shalom Jewish-Arab School. Contact: Abed el-Najar, 02-9915621.

    Following is an updated list of participants attending the 19th Jerusalem Conference of Mayors, 9-16 May 1999:

    BELARUS

    The Hon. Vladimir Pelageiko
    Mayor of Vitebsk

    BENIN

    The Hon. Maximilien A. Kiniffo
    Chef de Circonscription, Cotonou

    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

    The Hon. Rasim Gasanovic
    Mayor of Sarajevo

    BRAZIL

    The Hon. Paulo Roberto Gomes Mansur
    Mayor of Santos

    CHILE

    The Hon. Mauricio Saint-jean Astudillo
    Mayor of Osorno

    COSTA RICA

    The Hon. Jorge Ernesto Ocampo Sanchez
    Mayor of Alajuela

    CYPRUS

    The Hon. Dr. Andreas Hadjiloizou
    Mayor of Ayios Dhometios

    The Hon. Nicos Vlittis
    Mayor of Paralimni

    CZECH REPUBLIC

    The Hon. Judr. Josef Pavel
    Lord Mayor of Karlovy Vary

    FIJI

    The Hon. Dhansukh Lal Bhika
    Lord Mayor of Suva

    GABON

    The Hon. Pere Mba Abessolo Paul
    Mayor of Libreville

    GAMBIA

    The Hon. Abdoulie Conteh
    Mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council

    GERMANY

    The Hon. Margarethe Rohrhirsch-Schmid
    Deputy Mayor of Augsburg

    The Honorable Dr. Sigrun Lang
    Mayor of Baden-Baden

    The Hon. Dr. Klaus Peter Rauen
    Mayor of Halle/Saale

    The Hon. Werner Grosse
    Mayor of Werder Havel

    GUATEMALA

    The Hon Abraham Rivera
    Mayor of Mixco

    HONDURAS

    The Hon Juan Carlos Elvir
    Mayor of Santa Rosa de Copan

    ITALY

    The Hon. Michela Sironi Mariotti
    Mayor of Verona

    KAZAKHSTAN

    The Honorable Mazhit Esenbaev
    Governor of Karaganda

    LESOTHO

    The Hon M. Kobile
    Mayor of Maseru

    MEXICO

    The Hon. Francisco Javier Ramirez Acuna
    Mayor of Guadalajara

    THE NETHERLANDS

    The Hon. M.R. Van der Heijden
    Mayor of Zandvoort

    NICARAGUA

    The Hon. Jaime Castro Navarro
    Mayor of Matagalpa

    NORWAY

    The Hon. Bjoerg Wallevik
    Mayor of Kristiansand

    PERU

    The Hon. Carlos Valencia Miranda
    Mayor of Cusco

    POLAND

    The Hon. Prof. Andrzej Golas
    Mayor of Cracow

    RWANDA

    The Hon. Marc Kambandana
    Mayor of Kigali

    SWAZILAND

    The Hon. Solomon Nxumalo
    Mayor of Mbabane

    TANZANIA

    The Hon. Peter Mavunde
    Mayor of Dodoma

    UKRAINE

    The Hon. Mychailo Pylypchuk
    Mayor of Kharkiv

    The Hon. Ruslan Bodelan
    Mayor of Odessa

    USA

    The Hon. Harvey Johnson
    Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

    The Hon. Bruce Furness
    Mayor of Fargo, North Dakota

    The Hon. Raymond J. Wieczorek
    Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire

    The Hon. L. Brooks Patterson
    County Executive, Oakland County, Michigan

    The Hon. Thomas V. Kane
    Mayor of Portland, Maine

    The Hon. Deedee Corradini
    Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah

    The Hon. Dannel P. Malloy
    Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut

    The Hon Michael D, Morrison
    Mayor of Waco, Texas

    VENEZUELA

    The Honorable Saady Bijany
    Mayor of San Francisco

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