Jerusalem, 24 December 2001

FM’s talks taking place with PM’s knowledge
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres have today (Monday), December 24, 2001, issued the following statement:

The talks being held between Foreign Minister Peres and Abu Ala are meant to bring about an end to the terror, violence and incitement in order to allow progress to be made in the diplomatic process after the cessation of terror. The Foreign Minister’s talks are taking place with the Prime Minister’s knowledge, as has been said in several Cabinet meetings in the past.