Visit to Israel of Javier Solana

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
September 2, 2001

Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers of the European Union and High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy will arrive today (Sept 2) for a visit to Israel whose purpose is to advance solutions to the current crisis.

During his visit, Secretary General Solana will meet with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Shimon Peres. He is also expected to visit the Palestinian Authority.

The Secretary General is visiting the region in advance of the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers that will take place in Genval, Belgium (Sept 8), during which he is expected to report on his impressions and conclusions from the visit.