Dutch FM Verhagen is due to arrive tomorrow on an official visit to Israel.

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Dutch Foreign Minister, Mr. Maxime Verhagen, is due to arrive tomorrow (Monday, 11 June) on an official visit to Israel. This is Mr. Verhagen’s first visit to Israel in his capacity as Dutch Foreign Minister.

During the course of his visit, FM Verhagen will meet with Prime Minister Olmert, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni and Chairman of the Opposition, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel and the Netherlands have enjoyed an excellent bi-lateral relationship for many years, which is expressed mainly in governmental connections and in trade and commerce, which exceeds $2.5 billion per year.

The talks will focus primarily on bilateral and regional issues.