Representatives of 27 EU states will participate in the meeting together with representatives of the Arab states partners to the Barcelona Process.

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni will leave on Monday night (5 November) to attend the 9th European Union Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Affairs to be held in Lisbon. Representatives of 27 EU states will participate in the meeting together with representatives of the Arab states partners to the Barcelona Process: Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia and others.

FM Livni will address the conference on the subject of the peace process in the Middle East, ways of strengthening direct cooperation between Israel and the EU and between Israel and the countries of the region. FM Livni will also hold personal meetings with foreign ministers of various European and Arab states attending the conference.