Visit of Latvian Parliamentary Speaker

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
December 1, 2001

The Speaker of the Latvian Parliament, Yanis Straume, will arrive in Israel on December 1, 2001, as the head of a delegation. Mr. Straume will visit Israel as the guest of the Knesset Speaker, Avraham Burg.

During his visit to Israel, Mr. Straume will meet with Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Minister of National Infrastructures Avigdor Liberman. In addition, he will visit Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority and the Israel Aircraft Industry.

This is the first visit of the Parliamentary Speaker of Latvia to Israel, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1992.