Jerusalem, 10 March 2003

FM Silvan Shalom Meets with US Ambassador
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said today (10 March), during a photo-op at his meeting with US Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, that the implementation of reforms in the Palestinian Authority is a positive process.

The Foreign Minister added that the question is not who will be the Palestinian’s Prime Minister, but rather whether he receives the necessary authority and implements the positive steps he [Abu Mazen] talked about – stopping terrorism and ending incitement on Palestinian television and radio, as well as in the educational system.