Jerusalem, 11 December 2000

PM Barak and Interministerial Team meets with former US Senator Mitchell’s Fact-finding Committee

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ehud Barak and a joint team from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Foreign Ministry and the Defense Ministry met today (Monday), December 11, 2000, for three hours, with the members of former US Senator George Mitchell’s fact-finding committee which was established pursuant to the Sharm el-Sheikh conference. The Prime Minister welcomed the committee members, wished them success in fulfilling their mission and assured them full cooperation and maximum assistance.

Prime Minister Barak briefed the committee on the diplomatic and security events which have taken place in recent months while emphasizing Israel’s diplomatic readiness at Camp David on the one hand and the path that the Palestinians have chosen since Camp David on the other.

The committee members thanked Prime Minister Barak for his hospitality and cooperation and stressed that their goal is to assist those who wish to see an end to the violence. They further stated that they are operating under the auspices of the mandate given to them in the wake of the Sharm understandings and that they hope that their work will help the sides return to the negotiating table.    

 PM Barak and Interministerial Team meets with former US Senator Mitchell-s Fact-finding Committee-11-Dec-2000
 PM Barak and Interministerial Team meets with former US Senator Mitchell-s Fact-finding Committee-11-Dec-2000
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