Conversation between FM Peres and FM Fischer of Germany

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
August 28, 2001

Foreign Minister Shimon Peres received a telephone call on Monday afternoon (August 27) from the Foreign Minister of Germany,Joschka Fischer. The two ministers discussed the situation in the region.

FM Peres stated that his meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat can only take place after careful preparation.

According to FM Peres, the situation requires more than one meeting to negotiate a cease-fire, in all its components.

FM Fischer, who agreed with Peres’ statements, noted that hope must be renewed and that dialogue is at the heart of hope.