Visit of German Foreign Minister to Israel

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
August 20, 2001

The German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joschka Fischer, will arrive in Israel today (20 August) in the framework of a Middle East visit that will include the Palestinian Authority and Egypt.

In the course of the visit, Fischer will meet with Prime Minister Sharon, Foreign Minister Peres, Knesset Speaker Burg and Chairman of the Opposition Sarid.

Foreign Minister Fischer is coming to the area in order to meet with the parties and attempt to further the political process.