Dominican Republic FM Latorre to Visit Israel

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
7 July 1998

Dominican Republic Foreign Minister Eduardo Latorre will be in Israel for a four-day visit between 8-11 July, 1998. During the visit, he will hold talks with President Ezer Weizman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other government officials and opposition leaders.

The visit is part of the 60th anniversary of the Evian Conference, in which the Dominican Republic was the only state to declare its willingness to admit 100,000 German and Austrian Jewish refugees before the outbreak of World War II. Minister Latorre will be the guest of honor at an evening dedicated to the Evian Conference hosted by the Foreign Relations Council. He will also visit Yad Vashem, the Technion and the Foreign Ministry Training Center.

Minister Latorre will be accompanied by his wife and the Director-General for Dominican Republic Investments in order to encourage trade relations and tourism between the two countries. This is the Minister’s first visit to Israel.