|Visit of French Foreign Minister Vedrine|
(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
The Foreign Minister of France, Hubert Vedrine, arrives today (September 23) for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
During his visit, Mr. Vedrine will meet with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
Mr Vedrine’s visit takes place following the EU decision to increase efforts to assist Israel and the Palestinians to reach a cease-fire.