Visit Of Foreign Minister Of Holland To Israel

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
May 3, 2001

Dutch Foreign Minister, Jozias van Aartsen, will arrive in Israel for a short visit (6-7 May) as part of a Middle East tour.

During his stay in Israel, he will meet with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.

The purpose of the visit is to get a close-up view of the situation in the area and to examine the possibility of European/Dutch assistance in bringing the sides back to the peace process.

This is van Aartsen’s second visit in Israel as Foreign Minister.