Visit of British Foreign Office Minister of State

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
March 28, 2000

Britain’s Foreign Office Minister of State, Mr. Peter Hain, will arrive in Israel for an official visit which will take place on March 28. In the course of the visit, he will meet with President Weizman, Foreign Minister Levy, Justice Minister Beilin, and Deputy Foreign Minister Massalha. Minister Hain will visit "Yad Vashem" and the grave of late Prime Minister Rabin.

The visit is the first that Minister Hain has made to the Middle East since his appointment to his present post. His discussions during the visit will focus on the peace process and the bilateral ties between Israel and Britain.