Visit of Norwegian FM Jagland to Israel

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
September 24, 2001

The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Thorbjorn Jagland, arrived yesterday (September 23) for a one-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Foreign Minister Jagland will meet today with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.

Mr. Jagland, a member of the Mitchell Committee, wishes to assist Israel and the Palestinians to reach a cease-fire and to advance the diplomatic process between the sides.

The last visit of Mr. Jagland to Israel took place in May 2001.