|Visit of Norwegian FM Jagland to Israel|
(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
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.