Visit of British Foreign Secretary Straw to Israel

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
September 24, 2001

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth of Britain, Jack Straw, will arrive in Israel on Tuesday September 25 for a first visit, as part of a regional tour.

Mr. Straw will meet with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.

The British Secretary of State will visit the region, in order to assist in the efforts to establish an international coalition to fight terrorism. During his visits to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Mr. Straw will work for the achievement of a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians.