FM Peres speaks with Peruvian President Toledo; Israel sending medical team to Lima

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
December 30, 2001

Foreign Minister Shimon Peres spoke on Sunday evening, December 30, 2001, with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo and expressed his condolences over the loss of life in the disaster which occurred earlier today in Lima.

Foreign Minister Peres told President Toledo that a medical team of burn specialists and plastic surgeons – under the auspices of MASHAV, the Foreign Ministry Center for International Cooperation – will leave for Lima on Monday, December 31, 2001, in order to assist in treating the injured.