FM Peres to Meet EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels and visit Italy

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
December 9, 2001

Foreign Minister Shimon Peres will depart for Brussels tomorrow (December 10) in order to meet with the 15 EU Foreign Ministers who will be attending the GAC (General Affairs Council) Meeting. The Ministers are gathering in order to determine the agenda for the Laeken Forum which will take place on December 14-15, 2001.

At his planned meeting, Minister Peres will provide the EU Foreign Ministers with an update on the Middle East crisis.

Foreign Minister Peres then will visit Rome on Tuesday (December 11), and meet with the President of Italy, Carlo Ciampi, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Foreign Minister Renato Ruggiero.