Visit of Canadian Prime Minister to Israel

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
April 9, 2000

The Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, arrived in Israel for an official visit on Saturday night, April 8, as part of a Middle East tour, and will leave Israel on Tuesday evening, April 11.

During the visit, the guest will meet with President Ezer Weizman, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister David Levy, President of the Supreme Court Aharon Barak, and the Mayor of Jerusalem Ehud Olmert.

The Prime Minister of Canada will visit Yad Vashem, the grave of late Prime Minister Rabin, Nazareth and Beit Gabriel which overlooks the Sea of Galilee. Mr. Chretien will also visit the Canadian forces stationed on the Golan Heights, serving within the framework of UNDOF.

On Monday evening, April 10, he will receive an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University, on Mount Scopus.

During his meetings in Israel, Mr. Chretien will discuss with his hosts the issues of the peace process, the situation in southern Lebanon, and matters connected to Israel-Canada relations.